Books by Jimmy Burns

FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 2012

"Spain's dominance is remarkable, especially because of the long odds that the country's history forced its players to overcome, and Burns rises to the challenge of telling this intertwined saga."
The story of the rise of Spanish soccer against a deeply divided political background. Read full book review >
PAPA SPY by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Good and evil blur in this descent into the shadowy, slippery realm of wartime espionage."
Financial Times journalist Burns (Barça: A People's Passion, 2000, etc.) examines his father's career as a British Secret Service agent in Spain during World War II. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Without this to complete the picture, the accounts of his repeated failings lack either context or interest. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diffuse and hype-riddled profile of world soccer's ``bad boy.'' Burns, a correspondent for Britain's Financial Times, pieces together the career of Diego Maradona, which saw remarkable heights and depths—often in quick succession. Read full book review >