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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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061978050
  • ISBN 10: 0061978051
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/11/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1: SPORTS & RECREATION / General
  • BISAC2: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture

How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer

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