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User Review  - TomMcGreevy - LibraryThing

Well, the title promises way more than is delivered. This is a good 30,000 foot view I guess but to satisfy one needs to get down into the weeds and that doesn't really happen here. I believe that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lady_Lazarus - LibraryThing

I'm not a sports fan and have no idea about soccer teams or players Franklin Foer is referring to, but this was a nice read and certainly opened new ways to see the European history - and soccer ... Read full review

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User Review  - dvf1976 - LibraryThing

Not so boring that I couldn't finish it, but most of the attempted connections between globalization and soccer seemed like stretches. It seemed more like this guy wanted to write about hooliganism, Barcelona, and soccer in the U.S. Read full review

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User Review  - thierry - LibraryThing

I am football mad and as soon as I saw this book, I had to read it. Using vignettes/reportages, the author attempts to shed light on the world and globalization through the prism of football. What he ... Read full review

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I'm a big soccer fan and thought I would be a huge fan of this book, yet I did not find it engaging. The most interesting part of the book was the discussion of Jewish soccer teams as I was unaware of this history.
While I found the book informative, I was unable to find a theme that really tied it all together and it came across as disjointed. It seemed more like 10 long blog posts by someone who liked to travel and do research instead of an actual book.
 

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User Review  - mattrutherford - LibraryThing

Interesting and suprisingly robust comparisons between soccer and politics. Somewhat dry political discussions. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

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

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Damon - Goodreads

The author is very entertaining with his various stories that he has picked up in his travels, but for the most part, I found the book poorly researched and not concise in it's execution. He talks a ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

This is a quirky work; it ends up proving more satisfying than one might have imagined. The subtitle:"An Unlikely Theory of Globalization." That subtitle provides a takeoff point for the book. The ... Read full review


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