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 - Joshua - Goodreads
As someone who has spent significant portions of my life in multiple parts of the world, acquiring a deep love for football along the way, and feeling intuitively the cultural tension created by ... Read full review
Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of GlobalizationUser Review - Mckinley - Goodreads
I don't think the author achieved what he set out to do unless by explain he means provide some events without reflection or analysis. He mentions speaking of globalization and being a fan of ... Read full review
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