How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.”
"An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip."
"Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism."
A groundbreaking work—named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated—How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world’s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy.
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Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of GlobalizationUser Review - Jeff Tennis - Goodreads
Wonderful book depicting the intersection of sports, politics, religion. Would've rated as 5 stars, but felt portions of the book were redundant. Read full review
Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of GlobalizationUser Review - Chad - Goodreads
A good read, though as a neophyte soccer fan, I had a hard time keeping up with some of the references and history. I often had to refer to other sources to get the full context of what he was trying to get across. Read full review
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