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The World Cup

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Celebrate the world's most beautiful game with an array of soccer-related titles for adults!


Africa united : soccer, passion, politics, and the first World Cup in Africa Cover
Steve Bloomfield
Africa United is the story of modern-day Africa told through its soccer. Traveling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. He recounts how soccer has helped to stoke conflicts and end wars, bring countries together and prop up authoritarian regimes.
796.334 Blo
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Bend it like Beckham Cover
Gurinder Chadha
Guljit Bindra
Paul Mayeda Berges
Parminder Nagra
Keira Knightley
Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team.
Comedy
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer Cover
George Vecsey
As Americans increasingly embrace soccer, sports columnist George Vecsey has been covering the world's signature tournament for three decades. Blending witty travelogue with action on the field--and shady dealings in the back rooms--Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globetrotting account of the last eight World Cups, chronicling the United States team's slow, episodic rise while evidence of corruption grows in the sport's executive suites.
796.334 Vec
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Fever pitch Cover
Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby has been a soccer fan since the moment he was conceived. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom—its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men's coming of age stories.
B Hor
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Footballers wive$. The complete first season Cover
Susie Amy
Gary Lucy
Katharine Monaghan
Colin Winston-Fletcher
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British television drama series about the women married to members of Earls Park football team.
Drama
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
How soccer explains the world : an unlikely theory of globalization Cover
Franklin Foer
Foer, a New Republic editor, scores a game-winning goal with this analysis of the interchange between soccer and the new global economy. (Publishers Weekly)
303.482 Foe 2010
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Once in a lifetime: [the extraordinary story of the New York Cosmos] Cover
Paul Crowder
John Dower
Marv Albert
Carlos Alberto
Franz Beckenbauer
The rise and fall of the New York Cosmos, America's first great soccer team, and its larger-than-life superstar, Pelé. The Cosmos kicked off America's first love affair with the world's most popular sport in the 1970s.
796.334 Onc
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
Red or dead : a novel Cover
David Peace
"English novelist Peace tells the story of elegant and elegiac Bill Shankly, the legendary coach of the Liverpool Football Club who took a down-and-out team in a down-and-out town to the top ranks of English football."-- Kirkus
FIC Pea
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Rudo y Cursi Cover
Carlos Cuarón
Gael. 1978- García Bernal
Diego Luna
Guillermo Francella
Two brothers, hoping to build a home for their mother, are discovered by a talent scout and move to Mexico City to play soccer for different teams, but find themselves distracted by drugs, women, and gambling.
868.992 Rud
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
Soccernomics : why England loses, why Germany and Brazil win, and why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey-- and even Iraq-- are destined to become the kings of the world's most popular sport Cover
Simon Kuper
Stefan Szymanski
Call it Moneyball for soccer: journalist Kuper (Soccer against the Enemy, 2006) and economist Szymanski (Fans of the World, Unite! 2008) apply cold, hard facts to our commonly held beliefs about the beautiful game and tell us that everything we think we know is wrong. (Booklist)
796.334 Kup
Book
Jun 10, 2014
Solo : a memoir of Hope Cover
Hope Solo
Ann Killion
A candid and moving memoir about family, loss, and reconciliation from the supremely talented and headline-making goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer team
B Sol
Book
Jun 10, 2014
The art of soccer Cover
John Cleese
Hermann Vaske
Chris Langham
David A. (David Allan) Stewart
Dennis Hopper
Comedy legend John Cleese hosts this A-Z look at soccer's greatest kicks, goals, saves, bloopers, plays, and penalties of all time.
796.334 Art
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
The damned United Cover
Andy Harries
Peter Morgan
Tom Hooper
Michael Sheen
Timothy Spall
Previously successful manager Brian Clough takes over England's top football club Leeds United. His abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing his usual right-hand man, Peter Taylor, who decided to loyally stay with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Drama
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
The ESPN World Cup companion : everything you need to know about the planet's biggest sports event Cover
David Hirshey
Roger Bennett
Nothing unites—and excites—the sporting planet like a World Cup. For one month every four years, billions of people rearrange their lives, play hooky, and ignore their loved ones in order to watch 22 men kick a ball in pursuit of a small gold statue and athletic immortality.
796.334 Hir
Book
Jun 10, 2014
The miracle match Cover
Gerard Butler
David Anspaugh
Wes Bentley
Jay Rodan
Gavin Rossdale
An inspiring tale of one of the greatest underdog stories in sports history. Based on the true story of the 1950 United States soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Coming together to form the team just ten days before the start of the Cup, this ragtag team of recreational players came together to represent the United States.
Drama
DVD
Jun 10, 2014
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Steve Bloomfield
796.334 Blo
Carlos Cuarón
Gael. 1978- García Bernal
Diego Luna
Guillermo Francella
868.992 Rud
Gurinder Chadha
Guljit Bindra
Paul Mayeda Berges
Parminder Nagra
Keira Knightley
Comedy
Simon Kuper
Stefan Szymanski
796.334 Kup
George Vecsey
796.334 Vec
Hope Solo
Ann Killion
B Sol
Nick Hornby
B Hor
John Cleese
Hermann Vaske
Chris Langham
David A. (David Allan) Stewart
Dennis Hopper
796.334 Art
Susie Amy
Gary Lucy
Katharine Monaghan
Colin Winston-Fletcher
undefined Capital Entertainment Enterprises
Drama
Andy Harries
Peter Morgan
Tom Hooper
Michael Sheen
Timothy Spall
Drama
Franklin Foer
303.482 Foe 2010
David Hirshey
Roger Bennett
796.334 Hir
Paul Crowder
John Dower
Marv Albert
Carlos Alberto
Franz Beckenbauer
796.334 Onc
Gerard Butler
David Anspaugh
Wes Bentley
Jay Rodan
Gavin Rossdale
Drama
David Peace
FIC Pea