How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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“An eccentric, fascinating exposť of a world most of us know nothing about.”
—The New York Times Book Review

"An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip."
—The Wall Street Journal

"Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism."
—The Boston Globe

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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Great read and a better understanding of how soccer pulls the world together and the subtle differences dividing us all. I purchased this book more than once as gifts. Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

this book has a double task: 1) to explain to Americans the present organization of the FIFA, and how much the rest of the world loves this cheap and simple game. 2) How this relates to business ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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