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La Roja : How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World: Burns, Jimmy: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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La Roja : How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World
La Roja : How Soccer Conquered Spain and How Spanish Soccer Conquered the World
Publisher : Nation Books
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781568587172

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A09302045 A15202050
Place of Publication: United States
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Kirkus Reviews 2012 September #2
LJ Express Reviews
Wall Street Journal Book Review - May 2012 #4-Reviews

La Roja is bestselling author Jimmy Burns tremendous opus on Spanish soccer. From its early beginnings when the first soccer on the shores of Bilbao and Buenos Aires was played by British sailors and engineers, through to the influx of South American stars, and similarly inspirational Italians, Dutchman and Scandinavians, Burns show how the engagement of foreigners with home-grown Spanish talent overcame political adversity and produced football of sublime skill and passion that intoxicates fans around the world. The book takes us on a journey through some of the extraordinary characters, classic matches, and brutal controversies that have defined Spanish football from the early days when a few enthusiasts developed their talent kicking a ball on a piece of industrial waste ground, to the emergence of rival giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid- the most powerful and successful football clubs in the world- to the Franco regime (that propped up the Madrid team) and democracy (where Barca has ruled), to and a national team that, encompassing all, became the world's champion.