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Author Goldblatt, David, 1965-
Title The ball is round : a global history of soccer / David Goldblatt.
Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
Open Library Cover
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 Stack 12  796.3 G    IN LIBRARY
Edition First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Description xviii, 974 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 922-929) and index.
Contents Introduction : life and death, love and money -- pt. 1. Ancients and moderns : football and the invention of modern sport, from the beginning to 1914: 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 -- pt. 2. The people's game : football, empire and industry, 1870-1934: -- 4. Perfect 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 -- pt. 3. The beautiful game : football's short twentieth century, 1934-1974: -- 8. The road to El Dorado : Latin American football, 1935-1953 -- 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 -- pt. 4. Things fall apart : football after the long boom, 1974-1990: -- 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 -- pt. 5. The only game : football and the end of history, 1990-2006: -- 17. Football through the looking-glass : Europe, 1990-2006 -- 18. The crisis will be televised : football in the Americas, 1990-2006 -- 19. Accelerated development : football and Asia's new industrial revolution -- 20. Small mercies : football in Africa after the Cold War, 1990-2006 -- Conclusion : The game at the end of the world.
Subject Soccer -- History.
Soccer players -- History.
Added Title Global history of soccer
ISBN 9781594482960
1594482969