The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This month, Brazil is hosting the South American football championship, better known as the Copa América. First held in 1916, the Copa América is the oldest continental football competition in the world, and this year’s edition … Continue reading The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. When Brazilian protestors extinguished the Olympic flame last week, they provided another reminder that the Rio de Janeiro games will take place in a country wracked by crisis: the … Continue reading To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books

Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some … Continue reading 2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books