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More than just a game : soccer vs. apartheid : the most important soccer story ever told

Author: Charles P Korr; Marvin Close
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Korr; Marvin Close
ISBN: 9780312596170 0312596170
OCLC Number: 457152492
Notes: Originally published: London : Collins, 2008.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 317 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The apartheid state --
The price of resistance --
The struggle for prisoners' rights --
The need to organize football --
Football establishes itself --
The Atlantic Raiders affair --
Growing older with football --
Two football codes on one island --
Something more than football --
Football struggles to survive --
The arrival of the Soweto generation --
Life after the island --
The story behind More than just a game / by Chuck Korr.
Responsibility: Chuck Korr with Marvin Close.

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In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid -- Publisher description

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