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Non-Fiction - Sport - ISBN: 075152753X, 0316644730, 0316557366

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Excellent

Interesting story, well written

A litle too much detail of football rules

The first thing to say is that 'The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro' is not a book about football. It is a book about how the people of a small town rediscover their sense of community when they become united behind the success of their football team. The football is merely a backdrop for the events...

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Excellent

“The Football Miracle”

published 29/08/2001

Great writing style and never a dull moment with n...

Sad ending, pity it had to end in the way it did

‘The Miracle of Castle di Sangro’ is basically a diary of a football mad America, who becomes obsessed with ‘soccer’ during the world cup that was held in the US in 1994. After being enthralled by the Italian team, in particular Roberto Baggio, he goes off to Italy to...

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“Believing In The Miracle ...”

published 08/09/2005

Fascinating look at the culture wrapped around Ita...

Author can be incredibly arrogant, ignorant and ir...

Books about football (soccer, whatever ...) are hardly a rarity. The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, however, stands out for two reasons; firstly, it is written by an American, a nationality not traditionally known for their love of the game - and even less so back in 1996, when this was created...

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Excellent

A good idea turned into a great story, this is a g...

McGinnis' style can be grating early on, and the e...

Having read a review of this book in the football magazine 'When Saturday Comes', I thought I knew what I was in for: American author, famous for political comment, gets bitten by the football bug during World Cup 94 in the USA and then decides to travel out to a small town in southern Italy to...

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Excellent insight into football in italy

American Writer

This book is not just for football lovers. The writer Joe McGinniss spends the entire 1996/97 season in the small hamlet of Castel Di Sangro. The author gets so close to the team though that the book is about far more than football. Lies, deception, scandal and tragedy all come to the fore whilst...

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