God Is Round
Tackling the Giants, Villains, Triumphs, and Scandals of the World's Favorite GameBook - 2016
What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Restless Books, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: 796.334 V719G 2016
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 21 cm