One of my fascinations is with alternate history. I appreciate a well thought-out, well written alternate history that forces me to think through what actually happened in the past and what could have happened under certain circumstances. About seven months ago, I saw that author Garrett Graff was publishing a new book on the U.S.… Continue reading We’re All Going to Die – A Review of Raven Rock by Garrett Graff
Great soccer players don’t just happen; they don’t position themselves in front of scouts and get signed based on what decisions they make. It’s more complicated than that, and that is the greatest value of this book, even more so than the details of training with the Invincibles. For parents like me or even just… Continue reading WST Review of The Arsenal Yankee
Mixing new writing in with columns from the time, Tanner does not claim to have foreseen this outcome or even predicted that Leicester would surprise people. Instead, he takes his reader into the season through the lens of the betting odds, which started as the season as 5,000-1 and decreased as the season went along… Continue reading My Review of 5,000-1 The Leicester City Story for WST
Here is where the book’s greatest failing is. In trying to tell the story of Lionel Messi and why he is great, the authors hammer home using statistics and graphics data points about his career. None of that matters to kids; kids find their heroes through watching them and then comparing with their friends. As… Continue reading Review of Messi: Superstar! Kids Book for WST
Finally, the story of the king who set in motion the British Empire is told in its entirety.
I had the privilege of reviewing The Ugly Game: The Corruption of FIFA and the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup for World Soccer Talk. It was one of the most powerful books I've ever read but as my article explains, the absolute stink of FIFA has made even great books like this one less… Continue reading My Review of “The Ugly Game” for World Soccer Talk