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The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro

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Master storyteller Joe McGinniss travels to Italy to cover the unlikely success of a ragtag minor league soccer team — and delivers a brilliant and utterly unforgettable story of life in an off-the-beaten-track Italian village.<P>When Joe McGinniss sets out for the remote Italian village of Castel di Sangro in the summer of 1996, he merely wants to spend a season with the village's soccer team, which only weeks before had, miraculously, reached the second-highest-ranking professional league in the land. But soon he finds himself embroiled with an absurd yet irresistible cast of characters, including the team's owner, described by the New York Times as "straight out of a Mario Puzo novel, smoking huge cigars and trailed by bodyguards", and coach Osvaldo Jaconi, whose only English word is the one he uses to describe himself: "bulldozer".<P>As the riotous, edge-of-your-seat season unfolds, so, too, does McGinniss's transformation into a true Italian soccer fan, complete with the irrational and blinding passions for which such fans are known. Moreover his fervor for soccer intertwines and grows with his love for the courageous team, their village and its people, and their country. As McGinniss travels with the miracle team on the season-long tour that takes him from the isolated mountain region where Castel di Sangro is located to such gritty towns as Foggia and Cosenza, as well as to obscure nooks of such grand cities as Genoa, Venice, and Verona, he introduces us to an Italy that no tourist guidebook has ever described. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro is a spellbinding, true story of an Italy to savor.

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Now in paperback, the bestselling author of Fatal Vision offers the extraordinary, true drama of an Italian town turned upside down during a soccer championship--of success against impossible odds and the inevitable comedy of human frailty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767905992
Author:
McGinniss, Joe
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
McGinniss, Joe
Author:
McGinniss, Joe, Jr. JR.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Italy Description and travel.
Subject:
Soccer -- Italy.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Subject:
soccer;italy;football;sports;non-fiction;sport;travel;memoir;history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 0.9631 lb

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