The Glorious World Cup
A Fanatic's Guide
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
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A guide to the biggest sporting event in the world-for those who like their soccer with a side of kick-ass.
The teams, the fans, the goals, the saves, the divas, the divers, the myths, the madness-they're all part of the world-wide spectacle that is soccer's ultimate tournament, and they're all here in this turbocharged guide. Packed with trivia, tall tales, stats, quizzes, and photos, The Glorious World Cup gives readers:
•Famous player profiles
•Villains, heroes, hooligans, and hard men
•On-field glory and off-field indiscretions
•Underdogs, overachievers, maniacs, and miracles
•Commentary from famous fans-including Irvine Welsh, Po Bronson, and Simon Kuper
•A look back at the greatest World Cup finals
ALAN BLACK is the literary manager of San Francisco’s famous bookish venue Edinburgh Castle Pub. His work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is cofounder of the Scottish Cultural and Arts Foundation and coeditor of Public House, an anthology.
David Henry Sterry is an author, performer, educator, activist, book doctor and a man who hasn’t worn matching socks in 20 years. David is the author of 11 books, the first of which was published in 2001. Prior to becoming an author, David was a professional actor, screenwriter, standup comic, and center fullback/hatchet man.