Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

4.27 avg rating
( 1,122 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780224091800: Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid

An examination of football's greatest rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid by the top Spanish football expert and historian Sid Lowe.
     It’s Messi vs Ronaldo, it’s Catalonia vs Castilla. It's the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco’s fascists. It's majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It’s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It's more than a game. It's a war. It's Barcelona vs Real Madrid.
     Only, it's not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams' recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport'’s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stéfano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club'’s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames.
     By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

SID LOWE is the Spanish football correspondent for the Guardian and World Soccer. He is a regular contributor to the popular Guardian Football Weekly podcast and writes for FourFourTwo. He works as a commentator and panellist for Spanish, Asian and US television and appears regularly on Spanish radio show Al Primer Toque. His previous book, Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism, is about the causes of the Spanish civil war, the rise of fascism, and the creation of the Franco state. He lives in Spain.

Review:

"If Barcelona didn't exist, we'd have to invent them." --Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President

"Catalonia is a nation and Barça its army." --Bobby Robson, former manager of Barcelona

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lowe, Sid
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20400297-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sid Lowe
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. It s Messi vs Ronaldo, it s Catalonia vs Castilla. It s the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco s fascists. It s majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It s more than a game. It s a war. It s Barcelona vs Real Madrid. .Only, it s not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stefano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry. Bookseller Inventory # EAS9780224091800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sid Lowe
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. It s Messi vs Ronaldo, it s Catalonia vs Castilla. It s the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco s fascists. It s majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It s the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It s more than a game. It s a war. It s Barcelona vs Real Madrid. .Only, it s not that simple. From the wounds left by the civil war to the teams recent global domination, historian and expert on Spanish football, Sid Lowe lifts the lid on sport s greatest rivalry. Lowe has spoken to the biggest names and the forgotten heroes who defined their clubs. Men like Alfredo Di Stefano and Johan Cruyff as well as the only survivor of the most politically charged game in history, the Barcelona striker who knocked Madrid out of the European Cup for the first time ever, and the president who celebrated his club s defining moment by taking a midnight dip in the Thames. By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics and language, while never forgetting the drama on the pitch, Lowe demonstrates the symbiotic nature of the relationship between these two football giants. In doing so he reveals the human story behind this explosive rivalry. Bookseller Inventory # EAS9780224091800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sid Lowe
Published by Yellow Jersey 2014-08-07 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yellow Jersey 2014-08-07, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05124852

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lowe, Sid
Published by Yellow Jersey Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yellow Jersey Press, 2014. Book Condition: New. It's Messi vs Ronaldo, it's Catalonia vs Castilla. It's the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco's fascists. It's majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It's the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It's more than a game. It's a war. It's Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Num Pages: 448 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WSBT; WSJA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 199 x 29. Weight in Grams: 346. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780224091800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lowe, Sid
Published by Yellow Jersey Press
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yellow Jersey Press. Book Condition: New. It's Messi vs Ronaldo, it's Catalonia vs Castilla. It's the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs Franco's fascists. It's majestic goals and mesmerising skills, red cards and bench brawls. It's the best two teams on the planet going face to face and toe to toe. It's more than a game. It's a war. It's Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Num Pages: 448 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WSBT; WSJA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 199 x 29. Weight in Grams: 346. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780224091800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lowe, Sid
Published by Yellow Jersey (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yellow Jersey, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001268323

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sid Lowe
Published by Yellow Jersey (2014)
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yellow Jersey, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780224091800

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sid Lowe
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0224091808. Bookseller Inventory # ST0224091808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lowe Sid
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0224091808 ISBN 13: 9780224091800
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. pp. 320. Bookseller Inventory # 96003398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.27
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book