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ISBN13: 9780679745358
ISBN10: 0679745351
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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

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"Animated, witty, and so pungent you can taste the stale lager." Washington Post Book World

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"An important, perhaps prophetic, book...both exciting and sad at the core...[Buford is] a superbly talented reporter." The New York Times Book Review

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"Brilliant...one of the most unnerving books you will ever read." Newsweek

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"Like Michael Herr or Ryszard Kapuscinski, Buford has witnessed events which can only be compared in intensity to those of a war...an unflinching look into the festering soul of England...a fuckin' great read." David Byrne

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nonfiction that reads like fiction, not so much by virtue as the writing style as by the fact that some of the stories beggar belief. solid & compelling reporting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679745358
Author:
Buford, Bill
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Violence in sports
Subject:
Violence in sports -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Soccer fans.
Subject:
Hoodlums.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Soccer -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Soccer fans -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Subject:
soccer;non-fiction;sports;football;sociology;england;violence;hooligans;journalism;hooliganism;memoir;sport;great britain;buford;gangs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
84010
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.66 in 0.55 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679745358 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Animated, witty, and so pungent you can taste the stale lager."
"Review" by , "An important, perhaps prophetic, book...both exciting and sad at the core...[Buford is] a superbly talented reporter."
"Review" by , "Brilliant...one of the most unnerving books you will ever read."
"Review" by , "Like Michael Herr or Ryszard Kapuscinski, Buford has witnessed events which can only be compared in intensity to those of a war...an unflinching look into the festering soul of England...a fuckin' great read."
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