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Tor! The Story of German Football

Hesse-Lichtenberger, Ulrich

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ISBN 10: 0954013433 / ISBN 13: 9780954013431
Published by WSC Books Ltd, London, 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Light shelfwear to cover boards. Light toning to fore edge. Otherwise clean and sound. Includes 16 pgs of b/w photographs. 360 pgs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003484

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Title: Tor! The Story of German Football

Publisher: WSC Books Ltd, London

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Germany did not have professional players or a national league until the 1960s, yet it became one of the most successful football nations in the world. Tor! (Goal!) traces the extraordinary story of Germany?s club and international football, from the days when it was regarded as a dangerously foreign pastime, through the horrors of the Nazi years to postwar triumphs and the crisis of the new century.

Tor! challenges the myth that German football is ?predictable? or ?efficient? and brings to life the fascinating array of characters who shaped it: the betrayed pioneer Walther Bensemann; the enigmatic genius Sepp Herberger; the all-conquering Franz Beckenbauer; the modern misfit Lothar Matthäus. And even the radio commentator Herbert Zimmermann, whose ecstatic cries of ?Tor!? greeted the winning goal in the 1954 World Cup final and helped change a whole nation?s view of itself.

"Beautifully crafted... demolishes myths with the cold-blooded efficency of a literary Gerd Muller" ? The Times

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