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- Nation Books 2010; US$ 16.99
Soccer is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
Africa United is the story of modern day Africa told through its soccer. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield, the former Africa Correspondent for The Independent , meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. This wide-ranging... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
A Home on the Field is about faith, loyalty, and trust. It is a parable in the tradition of Stand and Deliver and Hoosiers ?a story of one team and their accidental coach who became certain heroes to the whole community. For the past ten years, Siler City, North Carolina, has been at the front lines of immigration in the interior portion of... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31
"Bloody obvious isn't it: tell the defenders to route one out to Drogba" "That's what they've been doing all night and look where it's got them" "The final ball has just not been weighted enough; in any case, his touch is too heavy" "£120,000 a week and look how little they put themselves about" "Players today are mercenaries: in my day they lived... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99
As coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, Anson Dorrance has won more than 90 percent of his games, groomed far more All-Americans, and captured more NCAA championships than any other coach in the sport ten times over. Author Tim Crothers spent four years interviewing Dorrance and Tar Heels players from every era, along with... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections in Soccer Stories range from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 37.99
Updated through the 2012 Olympics. In the second edition of The U.S. Women's Soccer Team , Clemente A. Lisi looks at how women's soccer has gained popularity over the last couple of decades, detailing the program's infancy and how it steadily became a model for women's teams around the globe. Beginning with the start of the U.S. program... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78
When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published. Hunter Davies was, and still is, the only author ever to be allowed into the inner sanctum of a top-level football team (Tottenham Hotspur) and his pen spared nothing and no one. 'His... more...
- Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.00
In 2008 Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. As he watches team members play and shares their disappointments, frustrations, joys, and triumphs, he comes to care deeply about the players45-year-old Billy, who is a former addict; the quick-footed 24-year-old Moroccan immigrant Juventus, who... more...