Soccer
Ajax, the Dutch, the War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour
Ajax, the Dutch, the War
The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour
Paperback      ISBN: 1568587236
Presents a history of the Dutch soccer team Ajax during World War II, discussing how the Germans hunted down and eliminated the Jews of the Netherlands including soccer players and how soccer was still played in other European countries during the war.
Arsène & Arsenal: The Quest to Rediscover Past Glories
Arsène & Arsenal
The Quest to Rediscover Past Glories
Paperback      ISBN: 1909534250
The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars
The Away Game
The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393292207
The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history.
The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer
The Ball Is Round
A Global History of Soccer
Paperback      ISBN: 1594482969
Published to coincide with the World Cup preliminaries, a comprehensive overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world. Original.
Balotelli: The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines
Balotelli
The Remarkable Story Behind the Sensational Headlines
Paperback      ISBN: 1848319134
Mario Balotelli has a reputation like no other in football. Since exploding onto the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and England, moving between Europe's elite clubs with Liverpool his latest stop. Yet for all his undoubted talent, he is better known for his off-field antics
Beckham: Both Feet on the Ground
Beckham
Both Feet on the Ground
Paperback      ISBN: 0060570946
Describes the famous soccer star's disadvantaged East End London childhood, placement at Manchester United at the age of fourteen, record-breaking successes in his first ten years of professional soccer, work as the captain of England, marriage to the former Posh Spice, and his roles as a celebrity and father. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer
Brilliant Orange
The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer
Paperback      ISBN: 1590200551
Brilliant range is a book about Dutch soccer that's not really about Dutch socer. It's more about an enigmatic way of thinking peculiar to a people whose landscape is unrelentingly flat, mostly below sea level, ad who owe their salvation to a boy who plugged a fractured dike with his little inger. If any one thing, Brilliant Orange is about Dutch space and a people whose unique conception of it has led to ome of the most enduring art, the weirdest architecture, and a bizarrely crebral form of soccer--Total Football--that led in 1974 to a World Cup finalsmatch with arch-rival Germany and more recently to a devastating loss againstSpain in 2010. With its intricacy and oddity, it continues to mystify and delght observers around the world. As David Winner wryly observes, it is an expression of the Dutch psyche that has a shaed ancestry with the Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, Rembrandt's Th Night Watch, maybe even with Gouda cheese. Finally here in paperbck, Brilliant Orange reaches out to the reader from an unexpected place andnever lets go.
Catch Them Being Good
Catch Them Being Good
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003352
The head coach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer team shares his insights into coaching girls, showing coaches around the country how to get the best performance out of young female players. Reprint.

The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
The Club
How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328506452
An inside account of how English soccer's Premier League became an extreme entertainment empire draws on one hundred interviews with major decision-makers to explore its traditional English origins and its rise from a billionaire experiment to global prominence.
The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
The Club
How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports
Paperback      ISBN: 0358213053
The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer’s Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet. This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and twenty-five years of drama remade an ancient institution into a twenty-first-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold. Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly two hundred countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul. Deeply researched and drawing on one hundred exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world.