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    DescriptionIn 1964, renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski was appointed by the Polish Press Agency as its only foreign correspondent, and for the next ten years he was 'responsible' for fifty countries. He befriended Che Guevara in Bolivia, Salvador Allende in Chile and Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. He reported on the fighting that broke out between Honduras and El Salvador in 1969 after their matches to determine which one of them would qualify for the 1970 World Cup. By the time, he returned to Poland he had witnessed twenty-seven revolutions and coups and been sentenced to death four times. "The Soccer War" is Kapuscinski's story, his eyewitness account of the emergence of the Third World.

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    The Soccer War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862079595
    ISBN 10: 1862079595

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8A
    BIC subject category V2: KNTJ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    BIC subject category V2: BGBA
    DC22: 070.4332092
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ, 1QFG
    Thema V1.0: DNP, KNT, DNBB1
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    Publication date
    04 June 2007
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    Author Information
    Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. During his four decades of reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Kapuscinski witnessed 27 coups and revolutions and was sentenced to death four times. His books include The Shadow of the Sun, The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Shah of Shahs and Imperium (also available from Granta Books).
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    * 'Part-diary, part-documentary account of the twenty years in which Kapuscinski make the telex machines chatter with his unique reportage, his datelines forming a gazetter of the world's trouble spots' Sunday Telegraph *'In this book you learn what it feels like to have benzene poured over you by someone who is about to set you alight. You feel very cold indeed' James Fenton, Independent on Sunday *'As rich and strange as anything in Marquez' Guardian