From the publisher:
Manchester City: The Official Illustrated History celebrates the illustrious history and modern dominance of one of English football's most storied teams. Few clubs can boast a story as dramatic and fascinating as Manchester City. This officially endorsed book, with the Foreword written by manager Pep Guardiola, traces the club's history from its formation in 1880, the trials and tribulation of growth, the name change to Manchester City 125 years ago, the battle to emerge from the shadow of Manchester United, the glory years of the 1930s and late 1960s, and the difficult period of relegation and promotion that followed, right through to the takeover by Sheikh Mansour that has helped turn the team into a super power of world football.
Written in a lively and informative style and illustrated with 150 dramatic action images and rare behind-the-scenes photographs, it includes profiles of the club's legendary players and important figures. Manchester City: The Official Illustrated History gives a unique insight into one of the world's greatest football clubs.
David Clayton is a dyed-in-the-wool Manchester City fan. The club's senior journalist and matchday programme editor, he previously edited the official MCFC magazine ManC. His writing credits include several authorised autobiographies including footballers Uwe Rosler, Andy Morrison, Ian Holloway and Jon Parkin and actor Richard Beckinsale.