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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Book Review Portfolio


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" 'The ball runs faster than any human, so it's the ball
 that has to do the running!' which, in seventeen words,
just about encapsulates his philosophy." (Page 71)
























I have had the pleasure to review a number of soccer-related books at various publications. Titles specific to Italian and Spanish language authors were initially published at The Soccer Translator under a separate heading. 


Image credit:
Gabriel Garcia (@gabo0469)
"Pep Guardiola: Otra manera de ganar"
por Guillem Balagué


    • "A Modo Mio" (My Way) by Giuseppe Rossi with Alessandra Bocci
    • "Cercando Scirea" by Gianluca Iovine 
    • "E' Mo Te Spiego Roma" by Francesco Totti
    • "Erbstein: The triumph and tragedy of football's forgotten pioneer" by Dominic Bliss
    • "Giochiamo Ancora" by Alessandro Del Piero and Maurizio Crosetti
    • "Illustrated Guide to Soccer and Spanish" by Elliott Turner 
    • "Penso Quindi Gioco" by Andrea Pirlo and Alessandro Alciato
    • "Una Porta Nel Cielo" by Roberto Baggio
    • Other books that merited much more coverage although I shared a few thoughts via Twitter:





    Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He is the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015. 

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