The Game of Their Lives : The Untold Story of the World Cup's Biggest Upset (Paperback)

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In the summer of 1950, a most unlikely group was assembled to represent its country in the first soccer World Cup since World War II. The Americans were outsiders to the sport, the underdogs of the event, a 500-to-1 long shot. But they were also proud and loyal men -- to one another, to their communities, and certainly to their country. Facing almost no time to prepare, opponents with superior training, and skepticism from the rest of the world, this ragtag group of unknowns was inspired to a stunning victory over England and one of the most thrilling upsets in the history of sports.

Written by critically acclaimed author Geoffrey Douglas, and now a film directed by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers), The Game of Their Lives takes us back to a time before million-dollar contracts and commercial endorsements, and introduces us to the athletes -- the Americans -- who showed the world just how far a long shot could really go.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060758776
SKU 30908331
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060758775
Release Date 4/1/2005
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
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"A timely and authoritative account of the Americans who pulled off one of the sporting world's most stunning upsets by defeating the powerhouse English soccer team in the 1950 World Cup."
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Annotation It was the spring of 1950 when a group of eleven immigrant men formed America's first national soccer team. Playing in obscurity, while no one watched or cared, they made their way to Brazil, to the 1950 World Cup--and won. This is the story of that game, and a quiet but moving moment in history.
Editors Note In the summer of 1950, a most unlikely group was assembled to represent its country in the first soccer World Cup since World War II. The Americans were outsiders to the sport, the underdogs of the event, a 500-to-1 long shot. But they were also proud and loyal men -- to one another, to their communities, and certainly to their country. Facing almost no time to prepare, opponents with superior training, and skepticism from the rest of the world, this ragtag group of unknowns was inspired to a stunning victory over England and one of the most thrilling upsets in the history of sports.Written by critically acclaimed author Geoffrey Douglas, and now a film directed by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers), The Game of Their Lives takes us back to a time before million-dollar contracts and commercial endorsements, and introduces us to the athletes -- the Americans -- who showed the world just how far a long shot could really go.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0146
Publisher Harper Perennial
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