Book Reviews of How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization

How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
How Soccer Explains The World An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Author: Franklin Foer
ISBN-13: 9780060731427
ISBN-10: 0060731427
Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Pages: 261
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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The author took leave from his day job to travel around the world watching soccer matches. Of course he had to attempt to write a semi-profound book. There's some interesting stories, but tying them to globalization is a stretch.
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The book was just okay, which disappointed me a bit. While it was an interesting look at a game to which most Americans pay little attention, the arguments could have been made by anyone with even the slightest knowledge and understanding of international affairs.
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I great read with lots of excellent examples, even for those of us who don't get soccer...lol. Overall, the book isn't as effective in explaining globalization as I would have expected, mainly b/c it doesn't 'close the loop' but overall, I enjoyed the analogies and would definitely recommend this to others.
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Great book. Interesting travels and stories.
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Great book with funny anecdotes and so many interesting encounters. Highly recommend for any soccer fan!