Among The Thugs

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Random House, Jan 25, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
306 Reviews
What sort of man spends his Saturday afternoons with people named Bonehead, Paraffin Pete and Steamin' Sammy? Bill Buford's acclaimed Among the Thugs is a book about the experience, and the attractions, of crowd violence.

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... discrimination, judgment. - Goodreads
Crazy insight about fulbol culture in Engalnd - Goodreads
It wasn't a page turner but nevertheless interesting. - Goodreads
Buford's writing style is engaging and intelligent. - Goodreads
Buford is really good at writing in slow motion. - Goodreads
This was a page turner for me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Paul Boger - Goodreads

A fascinating study of crowd violence, unfocused hatred, and unrepentant substance abuse. While it would be comforting to look for environmental causes -- economic, historical, etc. -- the reality ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Barton - Goodreads

Great look at crowds and crowd behaviour. Not really a sports book. Fascinating read. Read full review

About the author (2011)

BILL BUFORD is an author and a staff writer for The New Yorker, as well as the founding editor of Granta, which he edited for sixteen years. His books include Among the Thugs and and Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tusasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany.

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