El Milagro De Castel Di Sangro: Un Cuento De Pasión Y Locura En El Corazón De Italia by Joe McginnissEl Milagro De Castel Di Sangro: Un Cuento De Pasión Y Locura En El Corazón De Italia by Joe Mcginniss

El Milagro De Castel Di Sangro: Un Cuento De Pasión Y Locura En El Corazón De Italia

byJoe Mcginniss

Paperback | January 1, 2016 | Spanish

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During 1994’s World Cup in the United States, Joe McGinniss develops a passion that changes his life forever, going against North America’s historical lack of interest in soccer as a whole. He discovers the intense emotions brought on by the sport and Italy’s “calcio," succumbing to Roberto Baggio’s style, which impresses and fails spectacularly in equal parts during that particular World Cup. Soon after, now a full-blown soccer convert, McGinniss understands the achievements of an underdog team from Castel di Sangro, a town of fewer than 5,000 residents lost within the rural Abruzos of Italy. The courage, talent, and fearlessness of the young team, led by “bulldozer” Osvaldo Jaconi, brings the team from an amateur league to Series B of the professional league in a mere few years, marking a milestone in the history of soccer. Because McGinniss immortalizes that incredible feat, he decides to go to the small town to record the glory days of Castel di Sangro from 1996 and 1997. This book about that epic time period captures the passion of soccer like few other accounts, with Fellini-esque portraits of the main cast—the players, the coach, residents of the town, and the shady organization that backs the team with activities similar to those of the Mafia—a fresh, memorable history colored by happiness, devastation, mystery, crime, death, and all the drama that soccer in its purest state reveals.
Joe McGinniss was a bestselling nonfiction author who wrote for GQ, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Observer, and Sunday Telegraph. He was the recipient of the William Hill Sports Book Award and Four-Four Two magazine’s Best Book of the Season. He is the author of Blind Faith, Cruel Doubt, Fatal Vision, The Rogue: Searching for t...
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Title:El Milagro De Castel Di Sangro: Un Cuento De Pasión Y Locura En El Corazón De ItaliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:January 1, 2016Publisher:ContraLanguage:Spanish

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ISBN - 10:8494216767

ISBN - 13:9788494216763

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“More than a mere history of the team's improbable season, this book provides the reader with insights into the passionate world of Italian soccer. The journey documents the trials and tribulations surrounding a professional sports team. Certainly a good read for soccer fans as well as for other sports enthusiasts; recommended for purchase where demand warrants.”  —Library Journal, on the English-language edition