By Ryszard Kapuscinski
Half diary and half reportage, The football War is a extraordinary chronicle of conflict within the overdue 20th century. among 1958 and 1980, operating basically for the Polish Press corporation, Kapuscinski coated twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin the United States, and the center East. right here, with attribute cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the tales at the back of his respectable press dispatches—searing firsthand debts of the scary, ugly, and comically absurd points of existence in the course of battle. The football War is a unique paintings of journalism.
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3 Lily’s father seemed satisfied with Burr’s report, but Selma Bowditch kept up the attack. ”4 To the man who had been instrumental in getting him the Associated Press job, Dr. Andrew D. S. with all its noble, just and great institutions, [had] been created for the sole purpose of putting things right in this world and they do not doubt but Mr. ” Though his daily work was interesting it often left him exhausted. 5 In November Hendrik Willem wrote Burr with good news on both the professional and private level.
6 In February 1909 Hendrik Willem penned in his diary that life was so uneventful and calm that there was hardly anything worthwhile to write about. The next few entries mention that at age twenty-seven he already weighed 219 pounds; that a Holland Club had been founded in Munich for which Hendrik Willem served as secretary (he was very skeptical about its chance of success); and—the last entry of this diary, on 1 April—that the first Zeppelin on its maiden flight had visited Munich, an event that the Associated Press had asked Hendrik Willem to cover.
When Americans in their enthusiasm talked about “the Russian Revolution and the Dawn of Russian Freedom,” Hendrik Willem thought this was as beautiful as it was untrue. Of course there had been some revolution, but the movement lacked organization. ”20 Van Loon wrote a six-page letter to his father-in-law about the situation of the Jews in Russia and Poland. ” As for Poland, the majority of Jews there was equally “miserably poor and accordingly educated,” but worst of all, he thought, most of them were never polonized: they hardly ever used the Polish language and did not feel to be a Pole.
The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski