The Ball Is Round

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141911540
Size: 15.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

Boots Balls And Haircuts

Author: Hunter Davies
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
ISBN: 1844032612
Size: 12.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Who doesn't remember Kevin Keegan's haircut? Or David Seaman's? Or David Beckham's latest...? From the History of the Ball to the History of Football Haircuts, this book examines every facet of football beyond the rules and goals to the fans, commentators, merchandise, books and even art it has inspired.