How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780066212340
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: June 29th, 2004
Pages: 272
Language: English