Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

Those Feet: A Sensual History of English Football

by David Winner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468303506
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,304,758
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Winner is the author of Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer.

Table of Contents

Preface to the American Edition 9

Introduction 15

1 Sexy Football 20

2 Reeping the Whirlwind 52

3 In Ancient Time 67

4 Roys, Keens and Rovers 101

5 It's Cold and We're Rubbish 128

6 The Phantom Limb 158

7 Cooling the Blood 190

8 Italian Job 204

9 The Lion 242

10 Boots and Balls 252

11 Meet the Ancestors 268

Index 281

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"Thank God for David Winner . . . with an easy wit, Winner traces the game back to its roots and the results are as intriguing as they are amusing . . . Those Feet really is a marvelous book and you're unlikely to come across anything better for some considerable time."—Duncan White, FourFourTwo

"Winner has made as good a stab at psychoanalyzing England's national sport as I have read." —Daily Telegraph

"It is a book of surprising twists and turns, casually brilliant flicks and powerful, penetrating insight." —Glasgow Herald

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