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Burns, Jimmy 1953-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 204 publications in 7 languages and 3,719 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX1378.7, B
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Most widely held works about Jimmy Burns
 
Most widely held works by Jimmy Burns
La roja : how soccer conquered Spain and how Spanish soccer conquered the world by Jimmy Burns( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of soccer in Spain, from the early years to the emergence of rival teams FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and places the timeline alongside the political history of the nation
Francis, Pope of good promise by Jimmy Burns( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. Burns charts Jorge Mario Bergoglio's formation as a priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Argentina's turbulent politics and the challenging principles he adopted as a member of the Jesuit order. He examines critically the extent to which Bergoglio's social conscience was influenced by the legacy of the country's controversial president General Peron and his wife Evita
Papa spy : love, faith, and betrayal in wartime Spain by Jimmy Burns( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells the true spy story of his father, who, as press attach ̌at the British embassy in Spain during World War II, waged a propaganda war against the Nazis with the aim of preventing them from gaining control of Gibraltar and subsequently the western Mediterranean
Hand of God : the life of Diego Maradona by Jimmy Burns( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Diego Maradona straddles the international scene, from the slums of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was born, to the huge stadiums of the United States from where, in 1994, he was ignobly expelled after undergoing a positive drugs test
The land that lost its heroes : the Falklands, the post-war, and Alfonsín by Jimmy Burns( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den britiske forfatter opholdt sig i Argentina i årene før, under og efter Falklandskrigen og giver her en fremstilling af optakten til og forløbet af krigen, herunder militærjuntaens skjulte motiver, samt de politiske og økonomiske eftervirkninger af krigen i Argentina
Spain : a literary companion by Jimmy Burns( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cristiano y Leo : la carrera por ser el major jugador de todos los tiempos by Jimmy Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask any football fan who's better, Ronaldo or Messi and they'll have an opinion. Football is a team game. It's virtually unheard of to have the sort of focused, one on one rivalries that dominate individual sports. But for the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before. Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining rivalry. One the preening adonis, a precision physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius, able to do things with a football that seem other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about football and indeed life.Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d'Or nine times and redefined modern football. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best footballer in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time. Cristiano and Leo by journalist and author Jimmy Burns is the essential book to understand the defining players of a generation
Barça : a people's passion by Jimmy Burns( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barca is much more than a football club - it is a social and political phenomenon. And Barca: A People's Passion is much more than a book about football - it is also the story of one hundred years of obsessive national pride." "To unravel the human background to the Barca phenomenon, Jimmy Burns has dug deep into history, unearthing police files and long-forgotten newspaper reports. He has also travelled with supporters - among them some of the most fanatical in the world - and has talked to numerous people intimately linked to the club, from managers and players to groundsmen and doctors, while gaining access to those who have conspired to gain political and financial control." "The result is an epic story, full of character and incident, portraying colourful players - such as Pepe Samitier who was paid his first contract with a suit and a watch and when not scoring goals listened to tango; extrovert managers - like Irishman Patrick O'Connell who took Barca on a tour of Mexico while the city of Barcelona was plunged into revolution; and huge talents of the game - such as Herrera and Cruyff who knew the importance of playing with imagination and not just to win."--Jacket
De Riotinto a la Roja : un viaje por el fútbol español, 1887-2012 by Jimmy Burns( )

6 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its victory in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships, the Spanish national soccer team became the first in history to win three major trophies in a row. De Riotinto a la Roja explores the long and fraught development of soccer in Spain that began with a group of British engineers and sailors playing soccer in Bilbao's shipyards and ultimately led to an influx of South American and European stars whose engagement with homegrown players helped overcome political rivalries and resulted in some of the most exciting and technically sublime soccer ever seen. The book journeys through some of the most extraordinary characters and matches that have defined Spanish soccer while also serving as an invaluable study on Spain's recent history, during which regional tensions and sectarianism have played out on soccer pitches all over the countryespecially in the rivalry between F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid, two of the richest, most powerful, and successful teams in the sport's history. Above all, however, the book explores the journey of a national team that went largely unnoticed for most of its history until a succession of players and coaches, heirs of foreign and domestic talent that had taken root throughout the 20th century, led Spanish soccer to glory
La roja : a journey through Spanish football by Jimmy Burns( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of a best-selling biography of Diego Maradona, and similarly widely acclaimed books on FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, digs deep into the roots of the most popular sport, to look at how football played in Spain became the most admired in the world. From its early beginnings when the first football on the shores of Bilbao and Buenos Aires was played by British sailors and engineers, through to the influx of South American stars, and similarly inspirational Italians, Dutchman and Scandinavians, the author shows how the engagement of foreigners with home-grown Spanish talent overcame political adversity and produced football of sublime skill, passion, and unparalleled entertainment value. The book takes us on a journey through some of the extraordinary characters, games, and moments that have defined Spanish football from the early days when a few enthusiasts developed their talent kicking a ball around on a piece of industrial waste-ground or beach, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid - the most powerful and successful football clubs in the world - and a national team that, encompassing all that was most brilliant in the Spanish League, became the World Champions
Cristiano & Leo : de strijd om de beste voetballer aller tijden te worden by Jimmy Burns( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over het leven en de carrières van de twee topvoetballers Cristiano Ronaldo (1985) en Lionel Messi (1987)
The land that lost its heroes : how Argentina lost the Falklands War by Jimmy Burns( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Burns was the only full-time British foreign correspondent to remain in Argentina covering the Falklands War. In 'The land that lost its heroes', he gives a detailed account of the military planning of the invasion, exposing not only the hidden motives and nature of Argentina's military regime, but also the pitifully inadequate reactions of both British diplomacy and intelligence. Burns exposes the duplicity of other Western nations and the international banking community and gives a vivid first-hand account of the end of the regime, the debt crisis and the return to democracy under Raul Alfonsin.--
When Beckham went to Spain : power, stardom and Real Madrid by Jimmy Burns( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske fodboldspiller David Beckhams (f. 1975) tid i den spanske klub Real Madrid, som han skiftede til i 2003
Maradona : the hand of God by Jimmy Burns( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barça : a people's passion by Jimmy Burns( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van FC Barcelona
Francis: Pope of Good Promise: From Argentina s Bergoglio to the World s Francis by Jimmy Burns( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's Basilica for the first time, a global audience sensed that not only the Catholic Church but the world at large could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age
The Pope of good promise : from Argentina's Bergoglio to the world's Francis : a personal journey by Jimmy Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papa espia : amor y traición en la España de los años cuarenta by Jimmy Burns( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, faith and betrayal in wartime Spain by Jimmy Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story with a cast of characters and a plot worthy of Le Carre's Smiley novels
La Roja eine Geschichte des spanischen Fußballs by Jimmy Burns( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hand of God : the life of Diego MaradonaSpain : a literary companionBarça : a people's passionWhen Beckham went to Spain : power, stardom and Real MadridMaradona : the hand of GodBarça : a people's passionPapa espia : amor y traición en la España de los años cuarentaLove, faith and betrayal in wartime Spain
Alternative Names
Burns, Jimmy 1953-

Burns Marańón, Jimmy

Burns-Marañon, Jimmy 1953-

Jimmy Burns British journalist and writer

Jimmy Burns Brits journalist

Jimmy Burns periodista británicu

Marańón, Jimmy Burns

Marañón, Jimmy Burns 1953-...

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Languages
English (115)

Spanish (32)

German (5)

Catalan (3)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)