Publisher description for The soccer war / Ryszard Kapuscinski ; translated from the Polish by William Brand.


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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.


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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Africa -- Description and travel.
Latin America -- Description and travel.
Asia, Central -- Description and travel.
Revolutions -- History -- 20th century.
Kapuāsciānski, Ryszard -- Travel.