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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00
The book explores the notion of Gypsy and Traveller ethnicity and provides a critique of the conceptual basis of racial and ethnic categorisation. An analysis of the post-war housing situation is given in order to illustrate a connection between social and economic conditions, legislation affecting gypsies and travellers and the visibility and general... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The tale of greyhound racing in the East End community of West Ham. Beginning with a loving history of greyhound racing, Brian Belton tells the tale of a time and a place when the punters of the East End of London came together to urge their dogs on. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
This is a history of speedway at the West Ham stadium from its first-ever dirt track meeting in 1928 to its final season in 1971. Exhaustively researched and supplemented with detailed statistical appendixes, this is a nostalgic but worthy tribute to the track heroes of a bygone era. more...
- The History Press 2008; US$ 18.94
The 1967 World Club Championship decider between Celtic and Racing Club of Buenos Aires was one of the most violent and controversial matches of all time. Three Celtic players and two from Racing Club were sent off in total. A fourth Celtic player was dismissed but amid the chaos got away with staying on. The game descended into farce, with the Uruguayan... more...
East End Heroes, Stateside Kings - The Amazing True Story of Three Footballer Players Who Changed the WorldJohn Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 8.74
On 1 April 1972 West Ham United made sporting history by becoming the first club from the highest echelon of English football to field three black players in League competition. What seems commonplace now was unheard of at the time. Their manager, Ron Greenwood, picked: Clive Charles (born in Canning Town, just a few miles from the Hammers? Upton... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19. In many ways, it was their success in wartime competitions that led to them being accepted into the Football League in 1919, paving the... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.82
A treasure trove of Hammers? tales, travails and triumphs. With a foreword by former club captain and England international Nigel Reo-Cocker. Renowned West Ham historian Brian Belton delivers an indispensable collection of hitherto hidden knowledge sure to motivate conversation, settle and start arguments for years to come. Includes: statistics, league... more...
- AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 29.99
Questioning Gypsy Identity: Ethnic Narratives in Britain and America critically examines stories of Gypsy lives against the framework of social theories that illustrate how identity arises out of the cultural complexity of individual biographies, families, and communities. Growing up in an English Gypsy family, Brian Belton offers readers a unique... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 49.95
Youth Work and Islam provides an eclectic focus, reflecting it duel inspirations of its title. It considers how youth work can be informed by Islam but at the same time looks at how practice can be pertinent to young Muslims, their community and relationship with wider society. In this book Sadek Hamid and Brian Belton bring together a range of thinkers... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
This book is a fascinating and entertaining mixture of the history and characters of the darts world. It features player profiles, trivia - including players' walk-on music, quickest matches, longest matches, 9-dart finishes, the most loved and hated players and celebrity fans - as well as a treasure trove of statistical information. As such, all... more...