Red or Dead
by David Peace


Overview - A New York Times Editors' Choice

" T]he stuff of great literature." -- The New York Times - " Red or Dead is a winner." -- The Washington Post

The place where the swinging sixties started - Liverpool, England, birthplace of the Beatles - wasn't so swinging.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A New York Times Editors' Choice

" T]he stuff of great literature." --The New York Times - "Red or Dead is a winner." --The Washington Post

The place where the swinging sixties started - Liverpool, England, birthplace of the Beatles - wasn't so swinging. Amid industrial blight and a bad economy, the port town's shipping industry was going bust and there was widespread unemployment, with no assistance from a government tightening its belt. Even the Beatles moved to London.

Into these hard times walked Bill Shankly, a former Scottish coal miner who took over the city's perpetually last-place soccer team. He had a straightforward work ethic and a favorite song - a silly pop song done by a local band, "You'll Never Walk Alone." Soon he would have entire stadiums singing along, tens of thousands of people all dressed in the team color red . . . as Liverpool began to win . . .

And soon, too, there was something else those thousands of people would chant as one: Shank-lee, Shank-lee . . .

In Red or Dead, the acclaimed writer David Peace tells the stirring story of the real-life working-class hero who lifted the spirits of an entire city in turbulent times. But Red or Dead is more than a fictional biography of a real man, and more than a thrilling novel about sports. It is an epic novel that transcends those categories, until there's nothing left to call it but - as many of the world's leading newspapers already have - a masterpiece.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612194387
  • ISBN-10: 1612194389
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 736
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


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