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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World Synopsis

The 1980s' most memorable sporting moments show how sport became fully entwined in our national story.

Travel back to the 1980s - to Botham's Ashes and the Brixton riots; the Moscow Olympics and the miners' strike; the Crucible Theatre and the Falklands - to explore how we got to where we are now. Discover how sporting heroes were made, and destroyed; how 'wars' were fought on the pitch; and how sport responded to - and drove cultural change in - our society.

From Sebastian Coe to Margaret Thatcher, John Barnes to the ZX Spectrum, Martina Navratilova to Section 28, Everybody Wants to Rule the World speaks to our treasured memories of eighties sports while also throwing light on where things went deeply wrong. In so doing it tells nothing less than the story of how British sport came into the modern era.

'A comfortable armchair ride crammed with colourful detail' Literary Review

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781529114843
Publication date: 2nd May 2024
Author: Roger Domeneghetti
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Random House
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Biography: sport
Social and cultural history
History of sport
History of other geographical groupings and regions