How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

Paperback | May 11, 2010

byFoer, Franklin

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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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“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 gro...

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Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It's a perfect window into the crosscurrents of today's world, with all its joys and sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, ...

Franklin Foer is the editor ofThe New Republic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Format: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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“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)