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David Goldblatt

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David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs and Bristol Rovers. He teaches sociology at Bristol University, reviews sports books for the TLS, and for some years wrote the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine.

Books by David Goldblatt

The Game Of Our Lives

In The Game of Our Lives, David Goldblatt - author of the celebrated history of world football, The Ball is Round - examines how a dying working-class game that mirrored the nation's declining fortunes became  the richest, most popular form of entertainment in the country.

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Futebol Nation

To write the history of Brazilian football is to write the history of Brazil itself. This is the whole story - the players, the fans, the politicians, the passion - from the arrival of football in the country in 1894 just after the last Emperor had been deposed to the social unrest and riots at the Confederations Cup in 2013.

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