Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
(Vintage Departures)

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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
 

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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.
 
Published April 24, 2013 by Vintage. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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