Golazo!: The Beautiful Game from the Aztecs to the World Cup: The Complete History of How Soccer Shaped Latin America

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Price
$16.00
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
Pages
483
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781594485862
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About the Author

Andreas Campomar was educated at Cambridge University, where he studied Modern History. He is currently Publishing Director at Constable & Robinson in the United Kingdom. He reviews for The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, and many others. He is the son of a Uruguayan diplomat and a descendant of Dr. Enrique Buero, the man who brought the first World Cup in Montevideo and later became vice president of FIFA. He lives in London.

Reviews

Praise for Golazo!

"[A] sweeping exploration of soccer intersecting with politics, history, economics and culture in forging a continent's passion." -- Steven Goff, The Washington Post

"The most comprehensive history of soccer in the part of the world in which it may well mean the most... A thorough, engaging history of the development of futbol and its place in Latin American society... Campomar effectively brings out the color and passion for the game, its evocative langauge, its artistic power and its sometimes-martial ugliness... He accomplishes his task with verve... Fine, scintillating history." -- Kirkus

"Perfection, pride, politics and punch-ups. The South American way of football has never been more readable." -- John Crace, ESPN and The Guardian
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