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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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

A self-described neo-liberal yuppie lives out every neo-liberal yuppie's dream by visiting soccer hotspots across the globe, then profiting from writing a book about the experience. Foer delivers 10 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kara Huggard - Goodreads

This book started out strong, but it fizzled after the first two or three chapters. In fact, I didn't even read the last two chapters because I was beginning to find the reading to be somewhat of a ... 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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