They were the best days of our lives This is how so many of the Irish remember Italia 90 and all that came with it the atmosphere of wild celebration, the scenes of chaos, the fine madness Declan Lynch recalls the great moments Packie s save and his leap into immortality Pavarotti s Nessun Dorma and U2 s Put Em Under Pressure Kevin Sheedy s sweet strike and all that drinking Days of Heaven is full of hilarious accounts of how the Irish abandoned reality in that glorious time called Italia 90 But it wasn t just the fortunes of the football team that were changing during the Charlton Years The economy was about to be utterly transformed the Church was on the verge of disaster there were Irish people winning Oscars and selling millions of rock n roll albums there were new voices in the media and a woman was running for President And there was Jack, our most unlikely icon In this brilliant book, Declan Lynch brings it all together, the sporting, the social and the autobiographical Dermot Morgan and Father Michael Cleary were part of the story too U2 and UB40 made their contributions alongside Eamon Dunphy and Charles Haughey Days of Heaven brings us back to this extraordinary time And it brings it all to life again....
|Title||:||Days of Heaven: Italia '90 and The Charlton Years|
|Publisher||:||Gill MacMillan, Limited April 1, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||579 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Days of Heaven: Italia '90 and The Charlton Years Reviews
A funny and thoughtful look at a nation through the best days of its footballing existence. One of the best books you can read about football and being Irish and Irish football. Paddy through the looking glass.
Great book that brings the memories flooding, back but also gets us to reflect on ourselves as Irish people and the journey we have taken since Jack brought us to the Euros in 1988. It also talks about the troubled relationship we have with alcohol in Ireland.