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The Soccer War

Authors: Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS027130, HIS001000, POL053000
ISBN: 9780804151108, Related ISBNs: 0394584139, 0679738053, 0736640312, 0804151105, 9780394584133
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.
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