More Noble Than War

More Noble Than War[Read] ➵ More Noble Than War ➲ Nicholas Blincoe – Heartforum.co.uk By turns tragic and hopeful the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sportSoccer has never been apolitical This is especially true for Israel and Palestine The By turns tragic and hopeful the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sportSoccer has never been apolitical This is especially true for Israel and Palestine The game played a direct role in shaping the politics of both countries and the view from the stands or the pitch shines a light on More Noble Epub / key moments in the region's volatile historyIn More Noble Than War Nicholas Blincoe weaves a dramatic narrative filled with driven players and coaches who are inspired as much by nationalism as a love of the game Blincoe traces the history from the sport's introduction through church leagues he rising tensions after the creation of Israel and the decades of violence war and hunger strikes that have decimated teams More Noble Than War is a must read for soccer fans and anyone seeking a new understanding of the world's most intractable conflict.

Blincoe was born in Rochdale Lancashire in After briefly studying art at Middlesex Polytechnic he attended the University of Warwick where he studied Philosophy gaining a PhD in The thesis was entitled Depression and Economics The thesis explored the relationship between political sciences and economic theories with particular reference to the philosophy of Jacues DerridaBlincoe.

More Noble Than War PDF/EPUB Ý More Noble  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • More Noble Than War
  • Nicholas Blincoe
  • 09 January 2016
  • 9781568588889

10 thoughts on “More Noble Than War

  1. ManOfLaBook.com says:

    For reviews and bookish posts please visit Noble Than War A Soccer History of Israel Palestine by Nicholas Blincoe traces the history of soccer in this small region of the world Mr Blincoe has written for radio and television as well as several novelsI have long ago realized that many things are than they seem and that politics seem to be encroaching on every aspect of our life From schools to the arts and of course to sports It is even prominent in a part of the world where the politics are as divisive as everThe first thing I noticed in More Noble Than War A Soccer History of Israel Palestine by Nicholas Blincoe is that the author does not shy away from difficult and awkward historical or political issues The second thing I noticed is that he is suarely in the Palestinians’ corner That is fine but I thought I’d mention it since the title could be misleading To the author’s credit he gives a bit of history about himself at the start of the book informing the reader that he is married to a Palestinian woman film director Leila Sansour and lives at least part time in Bethlehem the tile ” More Noble Than War ” is based on a chant Palestinian soccer fans useOne would think from the book will mirror the structure of a soccer game two teams against one another But like many situations this is a simplified scenario and the author does well to stay away from that false narrative which is popular simply because it’s easy to understand Much like the region’s history the history of soccer in the area is complex and reflects the interest of the rich and powerful much like it is todayThe book however did not go either here or there It touches on the way special interests manipulated the sport and touches on the passion that fans and activists feel – but doesn’t dive into either The author also seems to harp over the crimes committed by Israel actual crimes like murder of Palestinians by citizens but totally gloss over the Palestinian crimesThe book shines when Mr Blincoe goes to field literally and figuratively watching games navigating Palestine and Israeli roads and traffic and interviews those who control the teams I would even say that the book can be divided between Blincoe the historian and Blincoe the reporter each of them deserves their own separate book

  2. Chad Guarino says:

    More Noble Than War mixes the often uncomfortable historypolitics of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict with the shared soccer evolution of the region Soccer so than many sports is often intrinsically tied into the politics of the time period Nicholas Blincoe details how teams and players were affected by unrest and conflict in the region all the while never losing sight of the hope that soccer can offer in terms of bringing people togetherRecommended highly for sports fans and history buffs alike I was given a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review My thanks to Perseus Books PublicAffairs

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