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More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told Hardcover – 27 Apr 2010

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  • Hardcover: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition (27 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312596170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312596170
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 24.2 cm

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Great story but could be shorter. 5 Jan. 2014
By Jason d. - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a great story for anyone interested in history, soccer, social or political movements. I happen to enjoy soccer and did not know about this history as it related to Robben Island. It is a very moving history of the struggle that these men went through and how soccer helped them to not only cope but to thrive. I especially liked the author's note at the end that explained how the writing of the book came about, it was quite interesting and informative.

I gave the book only 3 stars because I felt that at times it was a bit tedious. In some cases, I felt that there was too much detail that didn't necessarily add to the story, that could be taken out. I'm not sure if this had to do with it being a movie before it was a book or just wanting to explain everything that happened.

Overall, though I think that it was a worthwhile read to understand what life was like for these prisoners of apartheid and how sport can really affect one's outlook.
Excellent book. 15 Dec. 2014
By Steven Chapman - Published on
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This is a MUST READ book for any futbol fan. The book truly demonstrates the need for sport, more specifically, why soccer fans are so very passionate about OUR game! Excellent book.
Three Stars 3 Mar. 2015
By mary doyle - Published on
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Not as new looking as promised - took a long time - but otherwise OK
Great 24 Nov. 2014
By Richard Kyle Selby - Published on
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Packaged well and delivered on time. As Described. Great book
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OLE! 19 May 2010
By Donna M. Ferrier - Published on
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I bought this book for my son(age 18) who is an excellent student, but has never been a reader- maybe because he spends so much free time on the soccer field! He actually loves this book....says it is very interesting and well written. And I'm thrilled to see him enjoying it so much.
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