Results 1-10 of 159

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

User Review  - Marisa - Goodreads

Interesting theories. Learned a lot about the business behind the sport. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim Basuino - Goodreads

The late sports talk show host Pete Franklin would often proclaim that baseball was a microcosm of life, which he'd often follow by insulting the next poor soul who called in because he (and being ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Good collection of essays; essentially read like an Atlantic anthology. The title (and title of each chapter) just doesn't quite fit for me. Read full review

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

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

A fascinating, fast-paced read that takes the reader on a journey through some of the most soccer-mad countries in the world (and in the US), and draws out how soccer and the prevailing cultural and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Theresia - Goodreads

(Reread) I've read this book in both its first print English edition and the Indonesian translation. Also, surprise, surprise, Franklin is Jonathan Safran's brother—not that it matters, anyway. First ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

Very interesting view from different perspectives. Read full review

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

User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Once I realized (and got past the fact) that I was not going to read about an "unlikely theory of globalization" as the book cover advertised, I started to enjoy this little book. I read the first ... Read full review

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

User 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

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

User 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 Globalization

User Review  - Peter Hutkins - Goodreads

Interesting, if dated, view of how soccer influences politics, and vice versa. Read full review


User ratings

5 stars
58
4 stars
159
3 stars
147
2 stars
44
1 star
15

5 stars - 58
4 stars - 159
3 stars - 145
2 stars - 43
1 star - 15
Unrated - 26

Editorial reviews - 0

Goodreads - 424