How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Foer, FranklinHow Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Foer, Franklin

How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

byFoer, Franklin

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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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."
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"Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism."
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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.

Franklin Foer is the editor ofThe New Republic. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Title:How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of GlobalizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.72 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061978051

ISBN - 13:9780061978050

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from and it sums up why the world is a mess Right from the first chapter that addresses the Balkan Wars through the soccer rivalry between Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb, you know you're in for a great read. Franklin Foer is able to get right to the heart of every significant soccer issue the game faces today. Ranks up there with the bets of modern soccer books.
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“Absorbing. . . . Vividly reported. . . . Foer’s ample documentation of the thorough, and occasionally ludicrous, entanglement of sport, politics, and culture in the rest of the world is stunning.” (San Francisco Chronicle)