The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies : England v Germany

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An England vs Germany football match is one of the most passionate and controversial sporting events there is - whether it's a club match or an international. Here, David Downing, the acclaimed author of "Passovotchka", examines the history of such clashes. He unearths the stories, the statistics, the footballing trends, and is then able to show how events on the football field have often mirrored the cultural and political identities of the two countries. Two nations, one goal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0747552797
  • 9780747552796
  • 1,461,242

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'You'll find no better insight into the history of Anglo-German football rivalry' TOTAL FOOTBALL 'A timely investigation into the history of the England-Germany fixture ... an intelligent offering that rises far above normal football books' INDEPENDENT
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About David Downing

David Downing is the author of several acclaimed works on twentieth-century history, biographies, and of fiction. The holder of a Master's degree in international relations, he has travelled extensively, particularly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He currently divides his time between Britain and the US.
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15 ratings
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2 7% (1)
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