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Death or Glory! - The Dark History of the World Cup Hardcover – 3 May 2010

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing (3 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905326807
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905326808
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 639,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A jaw dropping expose of the seamier side of the world cup...
--Four Four Two, June 2010

Spurling's attention to detail and eloquence helps paint a picture of the intensity surrounding the world's most watched sporting event. --When Saturday Comes, July 1, 2010

You have to like a book featuring an Italian Fascist with happy memories of Mussolini plus his disgusted anti-Fascist son. --Financial Times, May 6, 2010

Brilliantly insightful... he consistently unearths and spotlights the kind of footballing stories you just can't help but be interested in. --Maxim, June 10, 2010

A jaw-dropping expose of the seamier side of the World Cup.
--FourFourTwo, May 10, 2010

About the Author

An Assistant Headteacher by day, Jon Spurling is also a freelance football writer who regularly contributes to numerous magazines at home and abroad, including Four Four Two, Football Punk and When Saturday Comes. In 2006 he wrote the critically acclaimed Highbury, The Story of Arsenal in N5. He lives in Canterbury with his wife Helen and daughter Phoebe.


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