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Soccer Empire

Pub Date : 2011-02-09 | Author : Laurent Dubois | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520269781
ISBN 13 : 0520269780

"Laurent Dubois mines the history of French soccer for fascinating theories and riveting stories. His understanding of the relationship between the game and politics is subtle, lea..


Soccer Empire

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Laurent Dubois | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520259287
ISBN 13 : 0520259289

Traces the history of soccer in France, focusing on two of the biggest players, the lasting imperial legacies, and the sport's power to change the nation...


Following The Ball

Pub Date : 2017-10-16 | Author : Todd Cleveland | Publisher : Ohio University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780896804999
ISBN 13 : 0896804992

With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portuga..


The Language Of The Game

Pub Date : 2018-03-27 | Author : Laurent Dubois | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465094493
ISBN 13 : 046509449X

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most wid..


Hero Of The Empire

Pub Date : 2017 | Author : Candice Millard | Publisher : Anchor

ISBN 10 : 9780307948786
ISBN 13 : 0307948781

A thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage win..


F Tbol

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : Joshua H. Nadel | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0813049385
ISBN 13 : 9780813049380

This book traces the history of soccer in Latin America, from the introduction of the game in the 1890s to the qualifying stages for the 2014 World Cup. Unlike other books focused ..


How Soccer Explains The World

Pub Date : 2009-10-13 | Author : Franklin Foer | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780061864704
ISBN 13 : 0061864706

“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..