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Soccer Against the Enemy : How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power - Simon Kuper

Soccer Against the Enemy

How the World's Most Popular Sport Starts and Fuels Revolutions and Keeps Dictators in Power

Paperback

Published: 27th April 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Soccer is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently. Kuper meets a remarkable variety of fans along the way, from the East Berliner persecuted by the Stasi for supporting his local team, to the Argentine general with his own views on tactics. He also illuminates the frightening intersection between soccer and politics, particularly in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, where soccer is obsessed over by the likes of Osama bin Laden. The result is one of the world's most acclaimed books on the game, and an astonishing study of soccer and its place in the world.

ISBN: 9781568586335
ISBN-10: 1568586337
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th April 2010
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised