From the publisher:
Former Glories and New Beginnings takes us on a nostalgia-filled journey through Aberdeen FC's glory years, while looking ahead to a promising future. The mere mention of the word 'Gothenburg' to older Dons fans instantly conjures memories of European nights under the floodlights, of Simpson and Strachan, McLeish and Miller, of Munich and Madrid. Mention 'Gothenburg' to younger fans and they know - it is a story etched in the annals of Scottish football.
This book recreates not just one magical European trophy-winning night in May 1983, but the club's trophy-laden golden era of the late 1970s to mid-80s. The moment a young manager called Alex Ferguson arrived, the balance of power began to shift. Only the best win championships, only the best win trophies at home and abroad.
Forty years on, Aberdeen has been away from the top table for too long. Under the stewardship of Dave Cormack, the club is entering a new era, giving fans high hopes for the future.
Nick Brown has written for magazines, websites and local newspapers, and is the author of the football books Buzzing: The Story of Brentford's First Premier League Season and The 100 Club: Every Goal From Arsenal's Greatest Scorers. He also wrote From London To LA, a travel guide along Route 66, and The First First Family, the story of the famous historical Prescott family of New England.