Red Letters: Two Fervent Liverpool FC Supporters Correspond Through the Epic Season That Wouldn't End

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University of Nebraska Press
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8.0 X 9.2 X 1.5 inches | 1.8 pounds
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About the Author

Michael MacCambridge is the author of several books, including '69 Chiefs: A Team, a Season, and the Birth of Modern Kansas City and America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation. Neil Atkinson is a Liverpool-based writer, broadcaster, and film producer. He is the host of and one of the main writers behind the website and podcast The Anfield Wrap. Grant Wahl is a leading soccer journalist and best-selling author of Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game.


"MacCambridge and Atkinson have revived two dying arts--letter-writing and male friendship--in this literal back-and-forth that feels like eavesdropping on two engaging strangers down at the pub. It evoked for me Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes, and (given the historic year it chronicles on the pitch and in the world) their biblical First Letter to the Liverpudlians."--Steve Rushin, author of Sting-Ray Afternoons and Nights in White Castle

"Passionate and perceptive, contemplative and comprehensive, MacCambridge and Atkinson take you on a journey like no other through a season like no other, as hope and excitement give way to frustration and fear. What stands out, though, is not the agony and ecstasy of Liverpool's title win but the warmth and the wit of the authors as the world changes around them and their team."--Rory Smith, chief soccer correspondent for the New York Times

"If you care about a club such that your life pulses with the ecstasy and agonies of their fortunes, you'll devour what Michael MacCambridge and Neil Atkinson have created. Their brilliantly observational correspondence chronicles a season unlike any other, when their beloved Liverpool ended a dark passage of underachievement by dominating the world's best league, even as the planet was stricken by the plague of COVID-19. Grounded in their obsession in their side's historic season, through months of global uncertainty, their conversations are a compelling window onto their shared passion and the questions beyond the pitch they so accurately frame."--Bob Ley, longtime anchor for ESPN's Outside the Lines
"A thoroughly enjoyable and recommended read."--Andrew Beasley, Tomkins Times-- (9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM)