The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro (Paperback)
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The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 03/08/2000
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Through 1996 and 1997 bestselling author Joe McGinniss followed the Italian football season from Castel di Sangro, a small town nestled in the Abruzzi region of Italy. The motley crew that comprised the di Sangro soccer team in the early 90s masked an unparalleled prowess for playing soccer. This is the story of a team and a town with no aspirations, just a passion for the game, and how that passion allowed this team to rise to the top of the professional Italian soccer league. With the lust for life of Robert Crichton's THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA and the sporting dreams of modern movie classic FIELDS OF DREAMS, THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO is an ebullient story of how a two-hour game transformed a dot on the map into a place of magic, miracles and wonder.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751527537
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm


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This wonderful, compelling book seems destined to join the shortlist of football classics * INDEPENDENT *
A gripping and engaging tale * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
The most essential football book other than FEVER PITCH and THE GLORY GAME * FOUR-FOUR-TWO MAGAZINE *
reads like good fiction. * OBSERVER *

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“A rising tide lifts all boats!”

Not sure how the author got there. The 1994 World Cup staged in his homeland stirs a footballing interest he never had, he attends two games, then visits the San Siro the following year and then the year after he... More

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“Excellent read”

Lovely story of a year following an Italian Serie B side. What happens throughout the season couldn't be made up. Fun read.

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“A must read”

A roller coaster of a book. I couldn’t put it down and marvelled at the vivid descriptions of the inhabitants of this tiny town and their football team. A must read for any football fan.

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