The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer
Penguin, 2.01.2008 г. - 992 страници
The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.
There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final.
In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates soccer's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.
Какво казват хората - Напишете рецензия
João Havelange FIFA and
The European Crisis 19741990
Football under the Latin American
Football in the Americas 19902006
Football and Asias New Industrial
Football in Africa after the Cold War 19902006
European Football in War
Latin American Football 19551974
High Industrial Football in Europe
Football in Africa
Други издания - Преглед на всички
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