The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer

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Penguin, 2008 - 974 страница
The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.

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 Round illuminates 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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Life and Death Love and Money
Chasing Shadows The Prehistory of Football
The Simplest Game Britain and the Invention of Modern Football
An Altogether More Splendid Life Industrial Football and Workingclass Britain 18881914
Perfidious Albion The Resistible Rise of Global Football
The Great Game and the Informal Empire The International Spread of Football 18701914
Pay Up Pay Up and Play the Game The Commercialization of Global Football 19141934
The Rules of the Game International Football and International Politics 19001934
The Glamour and the Glory High Industrial Football in Europe 19551974
We Can Show Them Who is Really Superior Football in Africa 19001974
The World Turned Upside Down Joao Havelange FIFA and the Transformation of Global Football
If This is Football Let It Die The European Crisis 19741990
Military Manoeuvres Football under the Latin American Generals 19741990
Football and the Belly Africa 19741990
Football through the LookingGlass Europe 19902006
The Crisis Will be Televised Football in the Americas 19902006

The Road to El Dorado Latin American Football 19351954
Games of Life Games of Death European Football in War and Peace 19341954
Demons and Angels Latin American Football 19551974
Accelerated Development Football and Asias New Industrial Revolution
Small Mercies Football in Africa after the Cold War 19902006
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Among many other things, David Goldblatt is the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics, and the writer and compiler of Dorling Kindersley's World Football Yearbook. Born in London in 1965, he now lives in Bristol, England.

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