The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro

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Through 1996 and 1997 bestselling author Joe McGinniss followed the Italian football season from Castel di Sangro, a small town nestled in the Abruzzi region of Italy. The motley crew that comprised the di Sangro soccer team in the early 90s masked an unparalleled prowess for playing soccer. This is the story of a team and a town with no aspirations, just a passion for the game, and how that passion allowed this team to rise to the top of the professional Italian soccer league. With the lust for life of Robert Crichton's THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA and the sporting dreams of modern movie classic FIELDS OF DREAMS, THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO is an ebullient story of how a two-hour game transformed a dot on the map into a place of magic, miracles and wonder.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 34mm | 358.34g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Section: 16, B&W
  • 075152753X
  • 9780751527537
  • 83,022

About Joe McGinniss

As a young man Joe McGinniss shot to literary stardom with The Selling of the President, his account of the 1968 American Election. He is the author of the international bestsellers BLIND FAITH and FATAL VISION.show more

Review quote

This wonderful, compelling book seems destined to join the shortlist of football classics INDEPENDENT A gripping and engaging tale SUNDAY TELEGRAPH The most essential football book other than FEVER PITCH and THE GLORY GAME FOUR-FOUR-TWO MAGAZINE reads like good fiction. OBSERVERshow more

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3 15% (381)
2 4% (99)
1 2% (40)
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