... elivers an insider’s view of FC Barcelona, introducing readers to a 'Who’s Who in the House of Barça' and pulling back the curtain to reveal what fuels the powerhouse organization ... Kuper vividly captures the unique cultural phenomenon that is FC Barcelona. A must for soccer fans.
Kuper’s unique access to the inner workings of the organization and his accompanying descriptions of the Catalonia region’s history and culture combine to create an all-inclusive, highly significant history of FC Barcelona. Kuper’s eye for a good story, thorough and unique research, and fan-friendly writing style will make this book an essential read for serious soccer fans and historians ... FC Barcelona is a way of life for untold millions around the world, and Kuper covers over a century of the beloved team’s history with an insider’s view and a fan’s insights. Followers of 'the Beautiful Game' will enjoy this deep dive into one of the world’s most famous and successful franchises.
... a narrative as swiftly moving as a tournament ... though this book is likely to appeal primarily to soccer fans, readers need not follow the sport to enjoy it. The opening cast of characters and 'Barcelona Lexicon' are particularly helpful ... A smart, engaging look at soccer as both game and business.