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Amen Grassroots Football in Africa
Amen Grassroots Football in Africa
by Jessica Hilltout
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Tribute to forgotten football across Africa, 11 Feb 2013
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A wonderful book, poignant and encapsulating in highlighting the passion and love people have for football across Africa in its rawest form. This amazing journey across continental Africa by Jessica Hilltout prior to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 shares beautifully through magnificent photographic excellence the joy that, a simple hand made ball kicked with no shoes never mind boots, makes to millions across Africa, millions who were overlooked and forgotten during the African world cup where billions of dollars were spent on the privileged few. This book and these pictures are a pertinent, visual and splendidly colourful reminder of what 'real' football means to so many at a time where many of those so privileged enough to earn a living in some way through football have completely forgotten the true essence and love of football in its purest form. Anyone who still loves the beautiful game should buy this book immediately both as a wonderful reminder to themselves of the beauty football brings to so many lives in so many guises and if you are fortunate enough to have children show it to them, the younger the better! and then finally leave the book in a spot where every visitor you have has a chance to browse and be encapsulated!


Soccernomics
Soccernomics
by Simon Kuper
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Mindblowing!, 4 July 2012
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For anyone involved in football as a player, coach, manager, fan or otherwise this is a MUST READ! It dispels with rational research, statistics and researched facts many of the myths/beliefs driven through popular media over the years and which we are all, including myself, capable of 'swallowing up' as fact. The chapters on Penalties, Why England Lose and why Spain have become the best national team on the planet alone make buying the book worthwhile and I challenge any football 'fan' (in the widest sense of the word) not to be astounded and more importantly truly enlightened by reading this book even if only the 3 chapters I mention.


9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed
9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed
by David Ray Griffin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.30

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5.0 out of 5 stars Reaction to Book of the Century!, 29 Sep 2011
I pretty much stumbled across this book whilst passing through an airport and its title almost downplays the enormity and sensational subject matter contained therein. I have barely been able to put it down and have read it in almost record time. Until the moment of buying this book whilst I had occasionally since 9/11 heard muted strains of a Government conspiracy, Inside Job etc I had never given it much attention and whilst not being an American had probably unconsciously subscribed to the American 'Nationalist Faith' mandate as covered by the author in Chapter 8. That is essentially that the Government of supposedly one of the world's freest and most democratic Nations could never conceivably do such a thing of atrocity to its own people.
Well this book exhaustively supported by evidence, facts and sources blows that faith out of the water in my opinion.
In my 48 years of life thus far and being an avid reader I have been simply 'blown away' by the revelations in this book and more so astounded that none of this material has reached mainstream news.

May I add that prior to reading this book I had no preconceptions, views or even any actual knowledge on stories supporting 9/11 'conspiracy theories' (as defined by the mainstream press and US Government to describe any view that differs to the official US Government story), before I accidentally came across this book 2 days ago and had never even looked at a website on the subject until now so I started reading simply as an interested an open minded semi intelligent British male. Having just completed it I defy anyone choosing to read this book not to be stunned by the weight of evidential facts, proof, contradictions, lies and unanswered questions against the official government version of events surrounding 9/11.

Others who have reviewed this book have done so in a far more detailed and eloquent way than I will even attempt to try and I will simply sum up by saying that if you were told today that you can ever only read one more book then this must be it if you want to educate yourself on what must surely qualify as the greatest governmental conspiracy and cover up you are ever likely to read about in your lifetime. This will be your greatest ever Crime Fiction read but it is in fact a true and mind blowing one.
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