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Goal! How Football Conquered the World

By Catherine Chambers

For millions of fans, football is the world. For countless others, football is a short-lived obsession that takes place for a few short weeks every four years. Goal is the must-read book for both sets of fans! It's a pilgrimage from the roots of modern fo

Footballers don't cry. Except when their team scores. Or misses. Love it. Hate it. Watch it. Play it. Every four years the world stops for it. Do you want to know why? Read Goal! - it's the best, most comprehensive and fascinating history of football.

  • Football is the fastest growing sport in Australia - especially at junior level. Currently over a quarter of a million kids are playing.
  • There are very few football histories aimed at kids so this will stand out in the market.
  • Fast-paced, easy reading. This book can be dipped into or read straight through.

About the author

Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide and was shaken but not stirred by an earthquake that hit the city four hours later. She has lived in Nigeria, Portugal and England where similar disturbances have occurred. Catherine took a degree in African History and Swahili and then entered the world of publishing. She enjoys writing about history, cultures and religions , and reckons that sport can satisfy all three. She loves traveling, but never as much as the times when she and her family chugged across Europe in their old VW bus.

ISBN: 9781742031576
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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