Author: Bernard Joy
The first detailed history of Arsenal Football Club covering the period from the Club's humble origins in Woolwich in 1886; the move to Highbury in 1913; the successful decade of the 1930's under the guidance of Herbert Chapman and George Allison; the post-war period under Tom Whittaker and ending with an account of the title-winning season 1952-3.
Told from the first-hand experiences of the author and by his reference to the Arsenal Football Club archives and library this book is a trip down memory lane for older Arsenal supporters and an Arsenal history lesson for the younger generation.
"This is a magnificent book.......... If you are serious about supporting Arsenal, about knowing Arsenal's history, and about venerating our past as well as our present, you need this". --Untold Arsenal (Arsenal Blog)7th Sept 2009
"Forward, Arsenal! is a superb history of the Club..........one that every Arsenal fan should own." --A Cultured Left Foot (Arsenal blog) 24 Sept 2009
"I commend you to read this if only for it's authenticity in depicting a bygone age...... Works well as both a labour of love and fascinating historical document" --Arsenal World (Arsenal Blog) 9th November 2009