More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told (Paperback)

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    Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

    In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an ...

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    CHUCK KORR is professor emeritus of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author ofThe End of Baseball As We Knew It and West Ham United. He has been published in theNew York Times and has appeared on ESPN and CNN.
    MARVIN CLOSE is a scriptwriter in the United Kingdom.

    Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer

    In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, “Soccer is more than just a game…. The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in.”

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    ISBN 9780312607166
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Soccer
    Format Paperback
    Pages 317
    Publisher Date 2011-11-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.68 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Korr, Chuck

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