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
Drew Farmer is a soccer journalist I have long admired. For the record, I have worked “with him” at World Soccer Talk and Forza Italian Football, so I have a familiarity with his work and am a long-time fan. I share that as a way to set-up that when I received a copy of his… Continue reading My Review of “Soccer Travels” on 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
As posted on World Soccer Talk, I describe when a leadership book actually can't help you with leadership but instead is a vehicle to make big bucks for the author. Check it out here.