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How Football Explains the World

by Franklin Foer - £9.99  Arrow Books (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099492269 | ISBN 10: 0099492261

As we all know, football is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It also provides a window into our world. In this remarkable book, American journalist and football fan Franklin Foer takes us on a striking tour through the worlds of football. On his travels, Foer encounters a collection of fans that is stranger than fiction: from a British hooligan with a Jewish mother, a Nazi father and a career as a soldier of fortune, to a fan club in Serbia that remakes itself as a brutal anti-Muslim paramilitary unit.
From Brazil to Bosnia and from Italy to Iran, How Football Explains the World is an eye-opening chronicle of how the beautiful game and its followers can illuminate the fault lines of the worlds around it, from poverty to anti-Semitism to radical Islam, all seen - fascinatingly and revealing - through the outsider's eyes of an American lover of the game.

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