|Plot Summary of Ajax, The Dutch, The War|
|"Simon Kuper's study of the Dutch resistance movement during World War II uses the records of the country's most famous football club to challenge some of the myths that surround the resistance Dutch people gave in the war. Did they really do everything they could to help the Jews of Amsterdam? Were more people collaborating with the Nazi regime than thought? Kuper draws parallels between the Ajax soccer club, one with a very Jewish influence and how it dealt with the war and the Dutch nation at large and uncovers fascinating details of how life was in The Netherlands during the occupation.
Alex Wolstenholme, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ajax, The Dutch, The War|
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Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 20th century
History of military?
History of a people?
- World War II
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately liberal
How fast-paced is the book?
- 2 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
Minor characters feature lots of:
- A handful
How much emphasis on small details?
- 7 ()
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