ajax the dutch the war

Download Book Ajax The Dutch The War in PDF format. You can Read Online Ajax The Dutch The War here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Ajax The Dutch The War

Author : Simon Kuper
ISBN : 9781409137863
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 26. 91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 729
Read : 517

Get This Book


The Holocaust, Dutch football and World War II - from the bestselling author of the award-winning FOOTBALL AGAINST THE ENEMY. In FOOTBALL AGAINST THE ENEMY Simon Kuper crossed the globe in search of the links between football, politics and culture. In AJAX, THE DUTCH, THE WAR he skilfully pieces together an alternative account of World War II. He looks at the lives of the footballers who played for the Dutch club, the officials and the ordinary fans during this tumultuous period and challenges the accepted notion of the War in occupied Europe. With almost 80 per cent of Amsterdam's Jewish Corner wiped out during the war, the long-held belief that, by and large, half the Dutch population had some kind of link to the Resistance has, of late, come into question. Kuper explores this issue and looks deeper into the role of football across Europe in the years both preceding and following the War. The result is a compelling and controversial account of the War, seen through the lens of football.

World Press Review

Author :
ISBN : NWU:35556035627926
Genre : World politics
File Size : 45. 57 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 627
Read : 1112

Get This Book



The Many Lives Of Ajax

Author : Timothy V. Dugan
ISBN : 9781476628356
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 62. 80 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 715
Read : 711

Get This Book


 Ajax, the archetypal Greek warrior, has over the years been trivialized as a peripheral character in the classics through Hollywood representations, and by the use of his name on household cleaning products. Examining a broad range of sources—from film, art and literature to advertising and sports—this study of the “Bulwark of the Achaeans” and his mythological image redefines his presence in Western culture, revealing him as the predominant voice in The Iliad and in myriad works across the classical canon.

Murder In Amsterdam

Author : Ian Buruma
ISBN : 9781440620058
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 79. 26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 694
Read : 1298

Get This Book


A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.

Convoy Peewit

Author : Andy Saunders
ISBN : IND:30000127023350
Genre : History
File Size : 84. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 280
Read : 1302

Get This Book


During the early hours of 8 August 1940 over twenty merchant ships set sail in Convoy CW9 "Peewit" and edged past Dover, hugging the shore in complete darkness. Whilst unseen to human eyes, the Germans had picked up the large convoy on its Freya radar at Cap Gris Nez and flashed warning messages to the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. At Boulogne E-Boats were readied and left port in the early hours to take up station off Beachy Head to watch and wait for the inevitable convoy. With horrendous suddenness, the E-Boat Flotilla was amongst the convoy as it passed Newhaven. Like a pack of wolves into a flock of sheep, the German boats scattered the convoy and mayhem ensued until the E-Boats called off the attack in the gathering light. The rest would be left to the Luftwaffe.What ensued was recorded in history as the first day of the Battle of Britain. It was the commencement of all-out attacks on channel convoys and resulted in the heaviest losses witnessed in the war so far. After sustaining massive damage, RAF fighters scrambled from Tangmere to defend the convoy and clashed with attacking Me 109s and Ju 87s in a vicious battle over the channel.Andy Saunders gives a blow by blow account from the perspective of the RAF, Luftwaffe, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine on this milestone day. Using personal accounts of the action, official diaries, logbooks and contemporary records, 'Convoy Peewit 1940' gives a chronological breakdown of events on land, sea and air, successfully setting them into context against the wider picture that was the Battle of Britain. Published to coincide with the screening of a BBC program, based on the author's research and writings.

Writings Of John Quincy Adams Volume 5

Author : Adams, John Quincy
ISBN : 9781623764920
Genre :
File Size : 57. 63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 543
Read : 756

Get This Book



The Spectator

Author :
ISBN : MINN:31951P00833584A
Genre :
File Size : 69. 41 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 688
Read : 472

Get This Book



Soccer Against The Enemy

Author : Simon Kuper
ISBN : 9781458761668
Genre : Soccer
File Size : 78. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 527
Read : 1060

Get This Book


Soccer is much more than just the most popular game in the world. For millions, it is a matter of life and death, an international lingua franca. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time, he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently. Soccer Against the Enemy introduces the remarkable variety of fans Kuper encountered along the way, from the East Berliner persecuted by the Stasi for supporting his local team, to the Argentine general with his own views on tactics. It also illuminates the frightening intersection between soccer and politics, particularly in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, where soccer is obsessed over by the likes of Osama bin Laden. The result is one of the world's most acclaimed books on the game, and an astonishing study of soccer and its place in the world.

The Football Men

Author : Simon Kuper
ISBN : 9780857201614
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41. 48 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 705
Read : 837

Get This Book


The great footballers and coaches are rarely glimpsed from up close. They shield themselves from the tabloids, hide their personalities behind professionalism, and in the words of the cliché, 'do their talking on the pitch'. This book gets up close to them. The Football Menis not a series of celebrity profiles, and it doesn't attempt to unearth secrets in the players' private lives. Rather, it portrays these men as three-dimensional human beings. It describes their upbringings, the football cultures they grew up in, the way they play, and the baggage that they bring to their relationships at work. This multimillion-pound, multinational world is mostly inhabited by ordinary men. The profiles in this book are sometimes funny, but never breathless or sensational. Some of the profiles in this book are based on interviews; others are the results of time the author spent with that person; sometimes the profile is a story of a country. All are fascinating and shed light on their subject to reveal things you wouldn't expect. From one of the great sports writers of our time this is a penetrating and surprising collection of articles on the figures that have defined the modern sporting world.

Beer Chicks And Wargames

Author : Gregory Spikeman
ISBN : 9781609768645
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 51. 1 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 653
Read : 724

Get This Book


It is the fall of 1991 at the University of South Carolina. The world is changing. Enter Bart, a stubborn, opinionated and fiercely independent kid who goes to college to get away from his home town and push back adulthood for as long as possible. Beer, Chicks and Wargames: The 6-Year College Plan is his memoir. While getting a degree would certainly be a plus, that goal quickly becomes secondary as Bart discovers Beer, Chicks and Wargames, as well as a myriad of other temptation along the way. He also has a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble. Bart fails in almost everything, yet stubbornly refuses to adapt or mature to meet the academic, fiscal and social challenges facing him. Only desperation and sheer luck keep him afloat from one misadventure to the next until he finds his true calling. In this bitingly honest and humorous look at college life in America, Gregory Spikeman takes the reader on a nostalgic ride through the 90s - the music, culture, technology, and the dysfunctional youth of Generation X. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/gregoryspikeman

Top Download:

Best Books