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Not up to Kapuscinski's usual enlightening works. However perhaps any information on this largely ignored area is worth the effort.Published 16 days ago by R. MELVIN FARROW
Not having read Ryszard Kapuściński before, I picked this book up because I was interested in learning more about "The Soccer War" after I heard a BBC podcast about it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M.B.
This is a great book. Kapuscinski was there -- there when McMillan's winds of change were blowing through Africa, when the soccer war waged in the explosive context of massive... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Louis Reynolds
I was in Honduras during the soccer war and this was a very informative book. Got some inside information that I did not know about.Published 11 months ago by Carol F. Cini
I love Kapuściński's work. Many who criticize the book do so either because there is not enough straight-up journalism in it, or too much self-reportage and not enough plain old... Read morePublished 20 months ago by C. Fouts
This is a collection of essays that individually didn't have enough material to make a whole book from (unlike his Imperium and Shah of Shahs). Read morePublished 20 months ago by Shivaji Das
This is such a valuable book on Selassie from someone who was there. I found it fascinating and full of unique insightsPublished 21 months ago by illy billy
I was encouraged to read this for El Salvador, but there was very littel useful info in there.
If someone wants to read the diaryish notes of a combat reporter than... Read more
Reasons why The Soccer War is brilliant:
1.) Kapuscinski doesn't pretend his reporting is the culmination of the coups he witnessed. Read more