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Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer

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

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

ISBN13: 9781594482960

ISBN10: 1594482969

Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer by David Goldblatt - ISBN 9781594482960
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 2006
International: No
Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer by David Goldblatt - ISBN 9781594482960

ISBN13: 9781594482960

ISBN10: 1594482969

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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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.

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