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A look at the first hundred years of one of sport's greatest rivalries: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. From the clubs' founding through the turbulent Spanish Civil War and into the new millennium, the line between politics and sport, fan and player, and right and wrong blur into a murky Iberian haze. ...more
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Published April 11th 2013 by Round Ball Media (first published March 24th 2013)
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Gus Sanchez
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Think of the sports rivalries you know: Ohio State-Michigan; Duke-North Carolina; Yankees-Red Sox. All rivalries that have written chapter after chapter into the history books, and will continue to write chapters. All of which continue to inspire passionate debate.

None of which hold a candle to the rivalry that is Real Madrid versus Barcelona, the sporting world's premier rivalry. In Elliott Turner's concise history of the first 100 years of the Spanish soccer giants' rivalry, he discusses the s
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Rob
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable trawl through the byways of Spanish soccer and culture. The book is reviewed in depth at The Two Unfortunates blog here. ...more
Tanuj Lakhina
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great read for fans from both sides to truly understand the rivalry from the very start. Covers each decade from 1900 till 2000. Most important bit for me in the book is the light it sheds during the Civil War/Franco Era.
Scott
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A fascinating history lesson, but to be be published in 2013 I was disappointed on how abruptly it ended in the 90's. ...more
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Elliott Turner’s debut novel The Night of the Virgin was an Int'l Latino Book Awards Finalist. His fiction has appeared in Azahares (Spanish), Apogee Journal, Barren Magazine, Vol. 1: Brooklyn, & countless others. ...more

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