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The Resource Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever, Jonathan Wilson

Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever, Jonathan Wilson

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Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever
Title
Angels with dirty faces
Title remainder
how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Argentina has produced Alfredo Di Stéfano, Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi--some of the greatest soccer players of all time. The country's rich, volatile history is by turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmatic. A nation obsessed with soccer, Argentina lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Jonathan Wilson lived in Buenos Aires, in an apartment between La Recoleta Cemetery--where the country's leading poets and politicians are buried--and the Huracán stadium. Like his apartment, Angels with Dirty Faces lies at the intersection of politics, literature, and sport. Here, he chronicles the evolution of Argentinian soccer: the appropriation of the British game, the golden age of la nuestra, the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Perón led the country into isolation, a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-fútbol, the fusing of beauty and efficacy under César Luis Menotti, and the emergence of all-time greats in Maradona and Messi against a backdrop of economic turbulence
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
  • Argentina
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Soccer
Label
Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever, Jonathan Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Utopias and their discontents, 1535-2016 -- Part one: The birth of a nation, 1863-1930 -- This English game -- A second birth -- The global stage -- Argentinidad -- The coming of money -- The Rioplatense supremacy -- Part two: The golden age, 1930-1958 -- Days of glory -- The coming of professionalism -- The rise of River -- Modernity and the Budapest butcher -- The knights of anguish -- The rise of Juan Perón -- El Dorado -- Back home -- Our way -- The zenith and beyond -- The last of the angels -- Part three: After the fall, 1958-1973 -- The death of innocence -- The contrarian and the growth of anti-fútbol -- The mouse's nest -- The open market -- The consecration of pragmatism -- Back on the horse -- El Caudillo -- The moral victory -- A peculiar glory -- Scorning the path of roses -- Part four: Rebirth and conflict, 1973-1978 -- A tainted triumph -- The gypsy, the car salesman, and the old ways -- The little pigeon -- The miracle of Huracán -- The return of Perón -- Of heroes and chickens -- The age of the devils -- Lorenzo and the Boca fulfillment -- The first steps to glory -- Glory in a time of terror -- Part five: A new hope, 1978-1990 -- The nativity -- The unlikeliest champions -- The pride of the nation -- The return of anti-fútbol -- Maradana in Europe -- Optimism and the Libertadores -- His finest hour -- Burying the chicken -- The Neapolitan glory -- Moral champions again -- Part six: Debt and disillusionment, 1990-2002 -- The third way -- Tabárez and the Boca revival -- The fatal urine of Foxborough -- The rise of Vélez and the River revival -- The failure of neoliberalism -- The dwindling of a genius -- The lure of the past -- Boca's age of glory -- The crash -- Part seven: Over the water, 2002-2015 -- The second coming -- The ascent from the abyss -- The growth of the legend -- The list in the sock -- The ecstasy of gold -- The end of the affair -- Messi and the Messiah -- Distrust and short-termism -- Home discomforts -- The little witch, the Pope, and the gleeful chicken -- The ongoing drought -- The eternal laurels
Control code
944956374
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781568585512
Lccn
2016009501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944956374
Label
Angels with dirty faces : how Argentinian soccer defined a nation and changed the game forever, Jonathan Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Utopias and their discontents, 1535-2016 -- Part one: The birth of a nation, 1863-1930 -- This English game -- A second birth -- The global stage -- Argentinidad -- The coming of money -- The Rioplatense supremacy -- Part two: The golden age, 1930-1958 -- Days of glory -- The coming of professionalism -- The rise of River -- Modernity and the Budapest butcher -- The knights of anguish -- The rise of Juan Perón -- El Dorado -- Back home -- Our way -- The zenith and beyond -- The last of the angels -- Part three: After the fall, 1958-1973 -- The death of innocence -- The contrarian and the growth of anti-fútbol -- The mouse's nest -- The open market -- The consecration of pragmatism -- Back on the horse -- El Caudillo -- The moral victory -- A peculiar glory -- Scorning the path of roses -- Part four: Rebirth and conflict, 1973-1978 -- A tainted triumph -- The gypsy, the car salesman, and the old ways -- The little pigeon -- The miracle of Huracán -- The return of Perón -- Of heroes and chickens -- The age of the devils -- Lorenzo and the Boca fulfillment -- The first steps to glory -- Glory in a time of terror -- Part five: A new hope, 1978-1990 -- The nativity -- The unlikeliest champions -- The pride of the nation -- The return of anti-fútbol -- Maradana in Europe -- Optimism and the Libertadores -- His finest hour -- Burying the chicken -- The Neapolitan glory -- Moral champions again -- Part six: Debt and disillusionment, 1990-2002 -- The third way -- Tabárez and the Boca revival -- The fatal urine of Foxborough -- The rise of Vélez and the River revival -- The failure of neoliberalism -- The dwindling of a genius -- The lure of the past -- Boca's age of glory -- The crash -- Part seven: Over the water, 2002-2015 -- The second coming -- The ascent from the abyss -- The growth of the legend -- The list in the sock -- The ecstasy of gold -- The end of the affair -- Messi and the Messiah -- Distrust and short-termism -- Home discomforts -- The little witch, the Pope, and the gleeful chicken -- The ongoing drought -- The eternal laurels
Control code
944956374
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781568585512
Lccn
2016009501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944956374

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