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Below you can find just some of the sources we used for the archive (or for our general knowledge for many of the main site articles).  Many thanks especially go to Chic Sharp for his legendary spreadsheet and all the knowledgeable bears who have contacted me with information.  Thanks to those bears who go to the time and trouble to upload video footage of important matches to Youtube (and to the copyright holders who may overlook such an essential service).

Where available, I have provided Amazon links where you can purchase the books for some excellent online prices - click on the book title where possible.  If you can't buy via Amazon; Ebay and your local library are your next best bets for sourcing further information which I may have missed. 

If you'd like a book listed, please get in touch!

For links to other history resources we've used in the making of this website, please click here.


Rangers specific books (sorted by main author surname)

'The Story of the Glasgow Rangers' (John Allan)

'Eleven Great Years: the Rangers 1913-1924' (John Allan)

'Rangers' Eventful years, 1934-1951' (John Allan)

'The New Era' (William Allison)

Rangers :The Top 11 of Everything Gers (Mark Benstead)

'The Rough Guide 11s Glasgow Rangers (Rough Guide 11s)' (Mark Benstead)

'The Gers : Day-to-Day Life at Ibrox' (Graham Betts)

'Rangers Greats' (Andy Cameron and Dixon Blackstock )

'More Rangers Greats' (Dixon Blackstock)

'"Herald" Book of Old Firm Games' (Chris Boyce)

'Stairway 13: The 1971 Ibrox Disaster' (Paul Collier)

'Follow Follow: Class Rangers Old Firm Matches' (Iain Duff)

'Ten Days That Shook Rangers' (Ronnie Esplin)

'Down the Copland Road' (Ronnie Esplin)

'When Football Was Football: Rangers' (Ronnie Esplin)

'Barcelona Here We Come' (Ronnie Esplin & Alex Anderson )

'The Advocaat Years' (Ronnie Esplin & Alex Anderson)

'It's Rangers for Me?' (Ronnie Esplin and Graham Walker) - widely boycotted by Rangers fans

'The Official Biography of Rangers' (Ronnie Esplin and Graham Walker)

'The Rangers: a Complete History of Scotland's Greatest Football Club' (John Fairgrieve)

'Rangers in Europe' (Alan Fairley)

'Rangers: The Complete Record' (Bob Ferrier and Robert McElroy) 1996

'Rangers: The Complete Record' (Bob Ferrier and Robert McElroy) 2005

'Rangers: Player by Player' (Bob Ferrier and Robert McElroy)

'Blue and True: Unforgettable Rangers Days' (Roddy Forsyth)

'Glasgow Rangers Revisited' (Roddy Forsyth)

'Playing for Rangers' (Ken Gallacher)

'Rangers: The Illustrated History' (Stephen Halliday)

'Rangers: The Waddell Years' (Stephen Halliday)

'The Official Rangers Hall of Fame' (Lindsay Herron)

'The Official Rangers Fans' Guide' (Graham Hunter)

'Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - Football Ground Designer' (Simon Inglis)

'The Best of the Blues: A Tribute to Rangers' Greatest Ever Team' (Eric Caldow and Robert MacCallum)

'Rangers Treble Kings' (Bob MacCallum)

'The Great Derbies: Blue & Green, Rangers v Celtic' (Archie MacPherson)

'An Illustrated History of Glasgow Rangers' (Rab MacWilliam)

'Rangers Football Legends' (Stuart Marshall)

'Rangers: The Managers' (David Mason)

'Rangers: A Match to Remember' (David Mason)

'Rangers vs. Celtic The Old Firm Guide' (Neil McDermott)

'Bring on the Spaniards by the Score' (Neil J. McDermott)

'Rangers Season-by-season: The Light Blue Facts and Figures Book' by Robert McElroy

'Rangers Football Club (Archive Photographs: Images of Scotland)' (Robert McElroy)

'50 Years of Rangers in Europe' (Robert McElroy)

'Rangers' (Ian Morrison)

'The Old Firm' (Bill Murray)

'The Old Firm: Sectarianism, Sport and Society in Scotland' (Bill H. Murray)

'Bhoys, Bears and Bigotry: Rangers, Celtic and the Old Firm in the New Age of Globalised Sport' ( W.H. Murray)

'Glasgow's Giants: 100 years of the Old Firm' (William James Murray)

'The Old Firm in a New Age' (William James Murray)

'Growing With Glory' (Ian Peebles)

'Rangers F.C.:The 25 Year Record' (David Powter)

'Rangers Official All-Time Greats' (Douglas Russell)

'The Gallant Pioneers' (Gary Ralston)

'The Fatalities at the Ibrox Disaster of 1902' (Robert Shiels) [PDF File of Actual Report]

'Aye Ready: Rangers War Heroes' (Paul Smith)

'To Barcelona and Beyond: The Men Who Made Rangers Champions of Europe' (Paul Smith)

'Rangers (Superteams)' (Superteams series)

'We Will Follow Rangers' (Hugh Taylor)

'Blue Heaven: Ibrox Trophy Room' (Willie Thornton)

'Voices of the Old Firm' (Stephen Walsh) 2005 

'The Rangers Miscellany' (John White)

'Rebirth of the Blues: Story of the Rangers Revolution' (Chick Young)


Rangers Fanzines and relevant websites

The Rangers Historian (Robert McElroy) - Fanzine available on matchday on Copland Road avenue entrance

FollowFollow.com (Mark Dingwall) - Fanzine available on matchday plus website/forum

No1  - Fanzine unfortunately discontinued

http://blogs.myspace.com/glasgowrangers1873 

Gersnet.co.uk

RangersMedia.com

Gersforum.co.uk 

VanguardBears.co.uk

DoTheBouncy.com

For links to other history resources we've used in the making of this website, please click here.