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The Resource Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer, George Vecsey

Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer, George Vecsey

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Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer
Title
Eight world cups
Title remainder
my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer
Statement of responsibility
George Vecsey
Title variation
8 world cups
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful game. Blending witty travelogue with action on the field{u2014}and shady dealings in back rooms{u2014}George Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of the last eight World Cups. He immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, and devoted fans and provides his up-close impressions of charismatic stars like S<U+00d4>ocrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men{u2019}s and women{u2019}s teams. Vecsey shows how each host nation has made the World Cup its own, from the all-night street parties in Spain in 1982 to the roar of vuvuzelas in South Africa in 2010, as the game in the stadium is backed up by the game in the street. But the joy is sometimes undermined by those who style themselves the game's protectors. With his characteristic sharp reporting and eye for detail, Vecsey brings this global event to vivid life and has written a perfect companion for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vecsey, George
Dewey number
796.334668
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV943.49
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Cup (Soccer)
  • Soccer
Label
Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer, George Vecsey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The goal that changes everything -- The making of a fan -- The best group ever -- Not ready for prime time -- The kid comes back -- The sweetest fans -- Marking Maradona -- Mr. Blatter comes to America -- The big event -- America's first soccer champion -- Allons, enfants -- Americans win World Cup-- again -- The year of the outsiders -- The home I was always seeking -- Scandal and head-butt -- Nelson Mandela meets FIFA -- Spain makes a breakthrough -- Blatter scores an own goal -- The Age of Klinsmann -- Appendix. Eight World Cups
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805098488
Lccn
2013042574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • sky258212514
  • (OCoLC)857966910
  • 872522
Label
Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer, George Vecsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The goal that changes everything -- The making of a fan -- The best group ever -- Not ready for prime time -- The kid comes back -- The sweetest fans -- Marking Maradona -- Mr. Blatter comes to America -- The big event -- America's first soccer champion -- Allons, enfants -- Americans win World Cup-- again -- The year of the outsiders -- The home I was always seeking -- Scandal and head-butt -- Nelson Mandela meets FIFA -- Spain makes a breakthrough -- Blatter scores an own goal -- The Age of Klinsmann -- Appendix. Eight World Cups
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805098488
Lccn
2013042574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • sky258212514
  • (OCoLC)857966910
  • 872522

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