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Ajax, the Dutch, the war : soccer in Europe during the Second World War

Author: Simon Kuper
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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" ... Explores the myths of Holland's "Good War" -- the brave nation that hid Anne Frank from the Nazis -- by using the story of soccer in Holland and the Amsterdam club Ajax to puncture the tales that post-war Holland lives by. Through interviews with Resistance fighters, survivors, wartime soccer players and more, Kuper uncovers a history that has been largely ignored. Ranging far beyond the Netherlands and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Kuper
ISBN: 9781568587233 1568587236
OCLC Number: 970948657
Description: xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: L. Orange Soldiers --
2. A Sunday Before the War --
3. A Friendly Salute: International Football in the 1930s --
4. The Warm Back of Eddy Hamel: an American in Amsterdam and Birkenau --
5. The Lost Memories of Meijer Stad --
6. Sparta: A Football Club in Wartime --
7. Boom: The Rise of Football in the Occupied Netherlands --
8. Strange Lies: Ajax, World War II and P. G. Wodehouse --
9. Captain of France, Collaborator in Gorcum: Soccer and the Annals of Resistance --
10. The Netherlands Was Better Than the Rest --
11. Soldier Heroes: British and German Soccer in the War (and Long After) --
12. Of Bunkers and Cigars: The Holocaust and the Making of the Great Ajax --
13. The Most Popular Team in Israel --
14. Football Songs of the Netherlands --
Disneytown and the Secret Monuments.
Responsibility: Simon Kuper.

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When most people think about the Netherlands, images of tulips and peaceful pot smoking residents spring to mind. Bring up soccer, and most will think of Johan Cruyuff, the Dutch player thought to  Read more...

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Booklist(Published in the UK by Orion)"Kuper's journalism is always about more than just the game itself...It's a fascinating exploration by a journalist who holds no truths to be self-evident but Read more...

 
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