The Soccer War

The Soccer War

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The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski

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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679738053
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: 1st Vintage international ed
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 884,056
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland’s most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932 in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus) and spent four decades reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He is also the author of Imperium, Another Day of Life, and The Soccer War. His books have been translated into 28 languages. Kapuscinski died in 2007.

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In the world of war that we live in, Kapuscinski presents a novel with a first hand local perspective that is unmatched by any journalist in any field. We see how wars are presented to us, a first world nation, by first world reporters sitting behind the infamous desk. Kapuscinski finds the truth in war, if there ever was one.