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The Resource Ajax, the Dutch, the war : the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour, Simon Kuper

Ajax, the Dutch, the war : the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour, Simon Kuper

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Ajax, the Dutch, the war : the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour
Title
Ajax, the Dutch, the war
Title remainder
the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour
Statement of responsibility
Simon Kuper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... 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 lived 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 examining the stories of soccer and war in England, Germany and France, Kuper writes an alternative history of Europe at its darkest hour. He helps change the way we understand ordinary people's experience of the war in Europe"--Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuper, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ajax (Soccer team)
  • Ajax (Soccer team)
  • Soccer
  • Soccer and war
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Soccer
  • Soccer and war
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
Label
Ajax, the Dutch, the war : the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour, Simon Kuper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published under title: Ajax, the Dutch, the war : football in Europe during the Second World War. London : Orion, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Captain of France, Collaborator in Gorcum: Soccer and the Annals of Resistance
  • The Netherlands Was Better Than the Rest
  • Soldier Heroes: British and German Soccer in the War (and Long After)
  • Of Bunkers and Cigars: The Holocaust and the Making of the Great Ajax
  • The Most Popular Team in Israel
  • Soccer Songs of the Netherlands
  • Disneytown and the Secret Monuments
  • Afterword to the U.S. edition
  • Orange Soldiers
  • A Sunday Before the War
  • A Friendly Salute: International Football in the 1930s
  • The Warm Back of Eddy Hamel: an American in Amsterdam and Birkenau
  • The Lost Memories of Meijer Stad
  • Sparta: A Football Club in Wartime
  • Boom: The Rise of Football in the Occupied Netherlands
  • Strange Lies: Ajax, World War II and P.G. Wodehouse
Control code
778420379
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781568587233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100, 300, 505, 520 - Master record 040 $e RDA change
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778420379
Label
Ajax, the Dutch, the war : the strange tale of soccer during Europe's darkest hour, Simon Kuper
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published under title: Ajax, the Dutch, the war : football in Europe during the Second World War. London : Orion, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Captain of France, Collaborator in Gorcum: Soccer and the Annals of Resistance
  • The Netherlands Was Better Than the Rest
  • Soldier Heroes: British and German Soccer in the War (and Long After)
  • Of Bunkers and Cigars: The Holocaust and the Making of the Great Ajax
  • The Most Popular Team in Israel
  • Soccer Songs of the Netherlands
  • Disneytown and the Secret Monuments
  • Afterword to the U.S. edition
  • Orange Soldiers
  • A Sunday Before the War
  • A Friendly Salute: International Football in the 1930s
  • The Warm Back of Eddy Hamel: an American in Amsterdam and Birkenau
  • The Lost Memories of Meijer Stad
  • Sparta: A Football Club in Wartime
  • Boom: The Rise of Football in the Occupied Netherlands
  • Strange Lies: Ajax, World War II and P.G. Wodehouse
Control code
778420379
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781568587233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 100, 300, 505, 520 - Master record 040 $e RDA change
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778420379

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