How Soccer Explains the World

How Soccer Explains the World : An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

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“An eccentric, fascinating exposé 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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  • Paperback | 261 pages
  • 127 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0060731427
  • 9780060731427
  • 628,739

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