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Brazil's Dance with the Devil
Author: Dave Zirin

ISBN: 9781608463602
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 27 May 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.1 x 1.8
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"You have to read David Zirin to believe him, and if you read him, you will believe him."?Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated

"I once said Dave Zirin was the best young sportswriter in the US. I was wrong. He's simply the best."?Robert Lipsyte

The people of Brazil celebrated when it was announced that they were hosting the twentieth World Cup (June 12?July 13, 2014), the world's most-viewed sporting tournament, and the thirty-first Summer Olympics (August 5?21, 2016).

Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't seen in decades, with Brazilians taking to the streets to try to reclaim the sports they love but see being corrupted by powerful corporate interests, profiteering, and greed. In this compelling new book, relying on original reporting from the most dangerous corners of Rio to the halls of power in Washington, DC, Dave Zirin examines how sports and politics are colliding in remarkable fashion in Brazil, opening up an international conversation on the culture, economics, and politics of sports.

One of "50 Visionaries Who...

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