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Ajax the Dutch the War

Ajax the Dutch the War review Ç 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Summary Ajax the Dutch the War D of link to the Resistance has of late come into uestion 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 footba. There s plenty of this that s very interesting but it s also incredibly bleak Holland does not come out of this looking good It s also very loosely a football book it s of a social history where people involved with football clubs are interviewed The Complete Idiot's Guide to Smoothies to Black Men Magazine Reality TV Issue with bonus 2012 Calendar (Draya Michele cover) the Resistance has of late come into uestion Kuper explores Backyard Harvest this issue and looks deeper into The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism Complete Idiot's Guide to the role of football across Europe in Sniffles Sneezes Hiccups and Coughs DK READERS the years both preceding and following Disaster Preparedness the War The result is a compelling and controversial account of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Persuasion Complete Idiot's Guide to the War seen Emergency Rescue DK Readers L3 through Energy Bites the lens of footba. There s plenty of Whiskey Opus this A Year on the Farm DK Readers L1 that s very interesting but it s also incredibly bleak Holland does not come out of Rain Forest Explorer DK Readers L3 this looking good It s also very loosely a football book it s of a social history where people involved with football clubs are interviewed

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Ajax the Dutch the War review Ç 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Summary Ajax the Dutch the War 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. My daughter gave me this book for Christmas 2019 although the reason for her choice went back to a visit to The Netherlands about this time last year We have this little in joke that if she goes abroad she brings me back a present of nominal value and for her trip to Holland I asked for an AFC Ajax keyring I was a small boy at the time of the all conuering Ajax team of the early 1970s She clearly made a mental note of my interest and subseuently bought me this book for ChristmasAs my GR Friend Hanneke pointed out in the comments below it s a bit of an odd choice to examine WWII through the lens of football The author ran the risk of trivialising the subject although I think he avoids thatThere s an interesting prelude to the main part of the book looking at international football in the 1930s with a focus on the Germany v England game held in Berlin in May 1938 a match now notorious in the UK because the England players gave the fascist salute before the match In later years the England players who participated provided recollections that varied widely from contemporary accounts and the author suggests correctly I think that the later memories of the England players reflected attitudes that actually developed in WW2The main point of the book though is to use football to illustrate wider Dutch society Holland is a country with a generally positive image amongst other nations It s traditionally seen as a peaceful liberal and tolerant society Insofar as anyone thinks about WW2 the Dutch are seen as a small but plucky nation who did their best to stand up to their giant neighbour It s fair to say that the author challenges this latter image He argues that during WW2 Holland lost a higher percentage of its Jewish population than any other country except Poland where different circumstances applied and that much of this happened because of collaboration The Nazis viewed the Dutch nation as a sort of wayward cousin and their occupation of the country was lighter than in most others unless of course you were Jewish During the occupation the Nazis praised the work of the Dutch Police The author suggests for example that Anne Frank and the others in the secret annex were arrested by one German soldier and three Dutch policemen one of whom continued to work for the Amsterdam police until 1980 That was something I hadn t knownThe last few chapters were perhaps the best part of the book The author examines the image of Ajax as a Jewish team something that has really developed since the war He looks at the club s rivalry with Feyenoord a team from Rotterdam whose fans regularly sing charming little ditties like Hamas Hamas Jews to the gas Those involved in running Feyenoord argue that this is motivated by a desire to upset the Ajax fans than by deep rooted anti Semitism but the author moves on to a rather depressing conclusion portraying a growing divide in The Netherlands between a middle class pro immigrant segment of the population and a working class anti immigrant segment The divide is exemplified by the rivalry between well off Amsterdam and the down at heel port city of Rotterdam and by Ajax and Feyenoord Ajax naturally are the successful of the two clubsThe book was a very easy read and I found it decent enough without being especially revelatory If Holland does have the kind of divide described above it s not alone I would say that the UK has a very similar scenario Satyr of the Subway the Enemy Simon Kuper crossed The Distorted Mirror Stories Travelogues Sketches the globe in search of Yuva India the links between football politics and culture In Ajax Daughters the Dutch Making the Minister Smile the War he skilfully pieces Dalit Millionaires 15 Inspiring Stories together an alternative account of World War II He looks at The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy the lives of Finger Pointing to the Moon Discourses on the Adhyatma Upanishad the footballers who played for Dalit Millionaires the Dutch club. 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Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review

Ajax the Dutch the War review Ç 104 Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Summary Ajax the Dutch the War 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 kin. The topic was immensely interesting to me and Kuper has knowledge about the role of soccer in the historical socio political landscape than pretty much anyone Each of the segments included thoroughly researched background and most of the individual stories evoked an emotional response But the overall structure was too loose I understand Kuper s decision to provide context via contrast with other countries but too many points were repeated in separate chapters and the pinballing around Europe and Israel took focus away from Ajax and the NetherlandsI liked this book inasmuch as one can like reading a book that includes descriptions of genocide violence hatred cowardice and life long emotional distress for what it did teach me about the place of soccer in Dutch history I would have loved the book if it had a refined narrative thread that made the journey from Ajax is a Jewish club to Ajax s complicated history with Jews Dutch gentiles and the people of other Dutch and global cities engages with a broader discussion of the still evolving self image of the Dutch people regarding the Holocaust and current social issues coherent


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  1. says: Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Summary Ajax the Dutch the War

    Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) My daughter gave me this book for Christmas 2019 although the reason for her choice went back to a visit to The Netherlands about this time last year We have this little in joke that if she goes abroad she brings me back a present of nominal value and for her trip to Holland I asked for an AFC Ajax keyring I was a small boy at the time of the all conuering Ajax team of the early 1970s She clearly made a menta

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    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper 'Ajax the Dutch the War Football in Europe During the Second World War' is surely one of the most iconoclastic books on football along with the illusion of Dutch resistance to the German occupation of WWIISimon Kuper has written a uite compelling account that focuses on Amsterdam's Ajax club but also provides anecdotes of the actions of other football clubs in Holland both during and after the warMixed in with all thi

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    Summary Ajax the Dutch the War Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) I should note that I have rooted for Amsterdam’s team as well as the Dutch National team since I saw Ajax win the Champio

  4. says: Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Summary Ajax the Dutch the War

    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) The topic was immensely interesting to me and Kuper has knowledge about the role of soccer in the historical socio political landscape than pretty much anyone Each of the segments included thoroughly researched

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    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Summary Ajax the Dutch the War Interesting idea but a bit repetitive in the end Needed a good edit The stuff about the fierce rivalry between the football clubs of liberal Amsterdam and conservative Rotterdam was fascinating as were the revelations about the seemingly accepted and commonplace racism of Feyenoord fans and the rather strange adoption of Jewishness as a badge of identity by Ajax fans Insightful about the rise of the right and the faded

  6. says: Summary Ajax the Dutch the War Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper

    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Interesting read The subtitle used the word “strange” to describe the story and I thought it didn’t seem accurate Best thing about this book is it led me down a rabbit hole researching about the Dutch during WW2 🇳🇱

  7. says: Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Summary Ajax the Dutch the War

    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) There’s plenty of this that’s very interesting but it’s also incredibly bleak Holland does not come out of this looking good It’s also very loosely a football book it’s of a social history where people involved with football clubs are interviewed

  8. says: Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review

    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper The World Cup was on this past summer and anytime I see it I'm inclined to read books about soccer I'm a big sports fan but my interest in soccer really only begun about 12 years ago when bored out of my mind for the summer of 2006 I watched the World Cup fastidiously Soccer is now perhaps my fourth favorite sport after baseball football a

  9. says: Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF)

    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) For a relatively short book this covers a lot of ground The title is fairly self explanatory the author attempts to delve into the history of the Netherlands during World War Two and the role that football played in the 1930s and 40s as well as seeing how different clubs tried to cope with living under German occupation and how people dealt with the aftermathAs I said there's a lot of ground to go over Kuper is not afrai

  10. says: Simon Kuper ¾ 4 review Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Simon Kuper Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF)

    Ajax the Dutch the War (PDF) An interesting and readable book aboutwell a number of things Dutch historical memory; contemporary social and political changes; wartime football; and the fate of the Jews in wartime Holland This range of subject matter is the source of the book’s problems for me it feels like it keeps switching tracks in such a way that the focus shifts and the argument falters It reads at times like a series of articles rather than

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  • Paperback
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  • Ajax the Dutch the War
  • Simon Kuper
  • English
  • 12 November 2020
  • 9780752842745