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The ball is round : a global history of soccer

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Goldblatt
ISBN: 9781101082829 1101082828 9781101097670 1101097671 9781101094709 1101094702
OCLC Number: 458317937
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4277 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1940 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 2442 KB).
Contents: 1. Chasing shadows : the prehistory of football --
2. The simplest game : Britain and the invention of modern football --
3. An altogether more splendid life : industrial football and working-class Britain, 1888-1914 --
4. Perfidious Albion : the resistible rise of global football --
5. The great game and the informal empire : the international spread of football, 1870-1914 --
6. Pay up, pay up and play the game : the commercialization of global football, 1914-1934 --
7. The rules of the game : international football and international politics, 1900-1934 --
8. The road to El Dorado : Latin American football, 1935-1954 --
9. Games of life, games of death : European football in war and peace, 1934-1954 --
10. Demons and angels : Latin American football, 1955-1974 --
11. The glamour and the glory : high industrial football in Europe, 1955-1974 --
12. We can show them who is really superior : football in Africa, 1900-1974 --
13. The world turned upside down : João Havelange, FIFA and the transformation of global football --
14. If this is football, let it die : the European crisis, 1974-1990 --
15. Military manoeuvres : football under the Latin American generals, 1974-1990 --
16. Football and the belly : Africa, 1974-1990 --
17. Football through the looking-glass : Europe, 1990-2006 --
18. The crisis will be televised : football in the Americas, 1900-2006 --
19. Accelerated development : football and Asia's new industrial revolution --
20. Small mercies : football in Africa after the Cold War, 1990-2006.
Other Titles: Global history of soccer
Responsibility: David Goldblatt.

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Traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world.

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