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Calcio: A History of Italian Football [Paperback]

John Foot
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Review

‘“Calcio: A History of Italian Football” reveals more about the national character than any dry study of politics or economics ever could. This is a hefty work but there is so much going on that the pace never slackens. Foot is a meticulous and knowledgeable guide to his complex subject and leaves the reader wanting to investigate further.’ Andrew Baker, Daily Telegraph

‘John Foot is head over heels in love with calcio, and his detailed, thematically structured account of its past and present is overwhelming evidence of that.’ Independent, Sport Section Book of the Week

'An excellent chapter on British failures in Serie A but it's the many scandals that one keeps coming back to.' Observer Sport Monthly

'Foot's exemplary history shows how football and Italian society are inextricably intertwined, and is full of fascinating vignettes.' Sunday Times

'Highly readable… “Calcio” has set an impressive benchmark for football histories in general.' Sean O'Connor, Soccerpile.com

'Like a match-winning penalty taken in extra time, this is a book not to be missed.' Oldie

Andrew Baker, Daily Telegraph

'...the pace never slackens...a meticulous and knowledgeable guide...leaves the reader wanting to investigate further.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Observer Sport Monthly

'...an excellent chapter on British failures in Serie A but it’s the many scandals that one keeps coming back to.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Steve Wilson, Calcio Italia magazine

'If you consider yourself a serious follower of Serie A, then get ready to create some space on your bookshelf.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Sean O’Connor, Soccerpile.com

'Highly readable...Calcio has set an impressive benchmark for football histories in general.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Best Book, five stars, Jon Crampin, FourFourTwo

'...superb journey into the psyche of a football-crazed nation...a thorough and enjoyable history of the game...long overdue.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Scotland on Sunday

'Foot mixes serious analysis and comic storytelling to bring to life tales of paranoia and intrigue...' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Toby Lichtig, Daily Telegraph

'Foot knows his stuff, and he can be engaging in his general theses about football culture.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

John Tague, Independent on Sunday

'On of the chief pleasures...is this encounter with a specialised vocabulary peculiar to the game in Italy.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Jonathan O’Brien, Sunday Business Post

'Calcio is an impressive addition: a comprehensive history of Italy’s national obsession...' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

John Foot is the author of four books: ‘Modern Italy’, ‘Winning at All Costs’, ‘Milan Since the Miracle’ and ‘Calcio’.

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