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    DescriptionThe definitive book about soccer. With a new foreword for the American edition. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, "The Ball Is Round" illuminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

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    The Ball Is Round
    A Global History of Soccer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Goldblatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 974
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,048 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594482960
    ISBN 10: 1594482969

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    DC22: 796.334
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    DC21: 796.334
    B&T Approval Code: A09302045
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, SPO040000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV942.5 .G65 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    02 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY