Launch of the book “Colombes, the secret history”: 100 years later, everything you always wanted to know

Launch of the book “Colombes, the secret history”: 100 years later, everything you always wanted to know
Launch of the book “Colombes, the secret history”: 100 years later, everything you always wanted to know

El País Editorial
One hundred years after Uruguay’s first world conquest, Colombes. The secret historyof Atilio Garridorepresents the first book written exclusively about that feat, “the most important of all those achieved by the glorious celestial” according to the author.

The work tells of all that fabulous adventure of the Paris Olympics, placing it in the context of football and politics of the time. He bases it from the very creation of the current AUF in 1900 and provides new perspectives and data. It also includes very little-known photographs from that campaign.

Presentation of the book “Colombes: The Secret History” by Atilio Garrido.

Photo: Estefania Leal

The secret history adds juicy parallel stories to the future of the ball, such as the role played by the diplomat Enrique Buero in the participation of Uruguayan football in Paris or the story of the closeness with the team of the famous journalist Carlos Quijano, who even traveled in the same boat as the delegation and from Paris, where he was studying at the Sorbonne, he sent notes to El País.

The book was born from an old idea, launched back in 1978 by the historic journalist Luis Sciutto (Diego Lucero), who tried to convince Garrido and another colleague, Eduardo Gutiérrez Cortinas, to write books about the celestial titles of 1924, 1928, 1930 and 1950, topics that had not been addressed until then. And he even took charge of the prologue of the first one, which he delivered in January 1979. Lucero died in 1995 after having watched all the World Cups played until then. Colombes’s book is finally published now and carries that unpublished prologue.

The book was launched days ago at the Legislative Palace, as Parliament’s tribute to those champions. It is presented by El País and can be requested at collectibles.elpais.com.uy, by calling 29004141 or directly with the trusted customer service.

 
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