Among the Thugs
Place Published: New York
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Date Published: 1992
Edition: First edition
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 36197
First American edition. 317pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 white cloth over purple boards. Dust jacket is faded at and around the spine. Previous owner's name written in ink on the front free endpaper.
An inside look at the grotesque violence the accompanied English Football through the 1980s culminating in the riots during the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Buford is the former editor of Granta and he spent eight years researching this work (much of the time was spent with Manchester United supporters) on fan violence. A captivating read.