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Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer - 06 edition

Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer (ISBN10: 1594482969; ISBN13: 9781594482960)
ISBN13: 978-1594482960
ISBN10: 1594482969

Summary: The definitive book about soccer. With a new foreword for the American edition. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to th
e world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Roundilluminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.
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Summary: The definitive book about soccer. With a new foreword for the American edition. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Roundilluminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 01/02/2008
International: No



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