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    DescriptionPart 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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    Title
    The Soccer War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679738053
    ISBN 10: 0679738053
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK, 3JJPG
    DC21: 909.82
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 909.82
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A40550000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A27300000
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT12.25 .K3613 1992
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 February 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "When our children's children want to study the cruelties of the late 20th century; when they wonder why revolution after revolution betrayed its promises through greed, fear and confusion, they should read Ryszard Kapuscinski." --"The Wall Street Journal""Kapuscinski is the conjuror extraordinary of modern reportage, and "The Soccer War" is a splendid example of his magic."--John le Carre"Powerful and touching."--"The New York Times Book Review""Stripped of excess, remarkably void of cynicism, ""Kapuscinski's writing has the force and vision of literature . . . . He makes his world so real, so alive beyond obscure headlines and other mind-numbing inoculations."--"Boston Globe"
    Back cover copy
    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.