Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Five most influential sports books of the decade

One title on Sports Illustrated's list of the most influential sports books of the decade:
How Soccer Explains the World (2004)

New Republic editor Franklin Foer uses soccer's many-sided role in various cultures as a metaphor to explain the effects of globalization. Tireless reporting, memorable characters and countless colorful anecdotes make Foer's book a compelling read for soccer junkies and neophytes alike -- even if you disagree with the overreaching thesis.
Read about the other four books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue