Now and again we have relevant book reviews on the site and I've been asked by our friends at 'Historic Newspapers' to discuss their 'Personalised Rangers Book: A Newspaper History' product.
As you can see from their website, Historic Newspapers is a back-issue newspaper company that holds the world’s largest archive of original newspapers.
Unforgettable moments from throughout Rangers' long history are collected in the form of the original match reports and headlines from the Daily Record. The book kicks off with the earliest Record sports reports from 1919, before covering many of Rangers' most memorable games and star players, leading right up to last summer.
This wonderful leatherette/leather hand bound book (different presentation options and sizes are available) is given a quality finish so even the older article reproductions can be easily read. Each option can be embossed with the recipient’s name and/or message for a nice finishing touch when buying for that loved one (or yourself!). As you enter the modern era, the book also contains a number of colour pages, created from the highest quality digital editions.
With 100 years of Rangers' history covered in the book: from the highs of treble triumphs and European success to the disappointments of more recent times as we recovered through the lower leagues, many of the best games and Rangers playing/managerial greats are featured. Legends such as Bert Manderson and Davie Meiklejohn help us begin our journey through the book right up until the modern day successes of Advocaat, McLeish and Smith.
Each issue is brilliantly reproduced, complete with advertisements and cartoon serials of the time. These allow you to immerse yourself in the period as you remember our past glories. It's fascinating how enjoyable this wee extra is and I felt genuinely transported through the eras with every different match report. Talking point after talking point are found on every single page with a range of emotions elicited depending on the story. Take pride in our 1972 ECWC win, just a year after the tragedy of the Ibrox Disaster; relive the trebles of Jock Wallace and try your best not to get annoyed again at our eventual UEFA Cup Final loss in Manchester.
The book's journey ends last year with a Rangers win over Celtic during the SPFL split. Let's forthcoming editions of this superb book contain new successes for us to enjoy above and beyond all the amazing history in this one. I can certainly recommend this unique book and it's also an ideal gift for the Bluenose in your life.