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Soccer in Sun and Shadow
Soccer in Sun and Shadow
by Eduardo Galeano
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Eduardo Galeano's Soccer in Sun and Shadow has established itself over the last decade as one of the most celebrated books on the world's greatest and most popular game. Readers all over the world have been drawn to the hundreds of magical stories that... (read more)

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Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
by Jonathan Wilson
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“An outstanding work … the [soccer] book of the decade.” —Sunday Business Post Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant coaching geniuses who... (read more)

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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
by Dave Zirin
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"You have to read David Zirin to believe him, and if you read him, you will believe him."—Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated "I once said Dave Zirin was the best young sportswriter in the US. I was wrong. He's simply the best."—... (read more)

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Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer
Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer
by George Vecsey
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On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful game Blending witty travelogue with action on the field—and shady dealings in back rooms—George Vecsey... (read more)

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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
by Franklin Foer
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Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The worlds most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a... (read more)

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Why Soccer Matters
Why Soccer Matters
by Pele
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Fútbol. Balompié. El juego bonito. El deporte más popular del mundo tiene muchos nombres pero, por muchas décadas, los aficionados han estado de acuerdo en una cosa: el mayor jugador de todos los tiempos fue... (read more)

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Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia -- And Even Iraq -- Are Destined
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia -- And Even Iraq -- Are Destined
by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
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“As an avid fan of the game and a firm believer in the power that such objective analysis can bring to sports, I was captivated by this book. Soccernomics is an absolute must-read.”—Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland As Why doesnt the... (read more)

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Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?: Soccer's Greatest Legends and Lore
Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?: Soccer's Greatest Legends and Lore
by Paul Simpson and Uli Hesse
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Published in time for the 2014 World Cup, the ultimate collection of soccers greatest lore and legends, illustrated with 100 black-and-white photos, by two of the worlds most knowledgeable soccer journalists. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
by Sid Lowe
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Fear and Loathing in La Liga is the definitive history of the greatest rivalry in world sport: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Its Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs. Francos fascists, plus majestic... (read more)

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Among the Thugs
Among the Thugs
by Bill Buford
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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's... (read more)

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The Soccer Book
The Soccer Book
by DK Publishing
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Packed with skills, rules, tactics, and results from all major international leagues and tournaments, this updated edition of DK's The Soccer Book includes a pull-out wall chart to help you follow the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.... (read more)

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Fever Pitch
Fever Pitch
by Nick Hornby
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Nick Hornby has been a soccer fan since the moment he was conceived. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom&... (read more)

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Golazo!: The Beautiful Game from the Aztecs to the World Cup: The Complete History of How Soccer Shaped Latin America
Golazo!: The Beautiful Game from the Aztecs to the World Cup: The Complete History of How Soccer Shaped Latin America
by Andreas Campomar
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The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history—in time for the 2014 World Cup. “Golazo!” means “amazing goal!” And the word  perfectly... (read more)

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Danish Dynamite: The Story of Football's Greatest Cult Team
Danish Dynamite: The Story of Football's Greatest Cult Team
by Rob Smyth
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The Denmark side of the 1980s was one of the last truly iconic international football teams. Although they did not win a trophy, they claimed something much more important and enduring: glory, and in industrial quantities. They were a bewitching fusion... (read more)

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Soccer Men: Profiles of the Rogues, Geniuses, and Neurotics Who Dominate the World's Most Popular Sport
Soccer Men: Profiles of the Rogues, Geniuses, and Neurotics Who Dominate the World's Most Popular Sport
by Simon Kuper
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Simon Kupers New York Times bestseller Soccernomics pioneered a new way of looking at soccer through meticulous empirical analysis and incisive—and witty— commentary. Kuper now leaves the numbers and data behind to explore the heart and soul of... (read more)

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Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil Through Soccer
Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil Through Soccer
by David Goldblatt
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“Brazil is empty on a Sunday afternoon, right? Look sambão here is the country of football.” —Milton Nascimento No nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. Futebol Nation is the story of Brazil told... (read more)

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The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer
The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer
by David Goldblatt
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Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The worlds most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a... (read more)

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Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer
Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer
by Chuck Culpepper
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How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
by Franklin Foer
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Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a... (read more)

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Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
by Warren St John
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1. When played beautifully, as Coach Luma might say, soccer is one of the world’s most fluid and graceful games. How does the nature of soccer refl ect and influence the ways in which the refugee children respond to the challenges of... (read more)

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