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The Beautiful Game: Sixteen Girls and the Soccer Season That Changed Everything,9780380808601

The Beautiful Game: Sixteen Girls and the Soccer Season That Changed Everything

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ISBN13:

9780380808601

ISBN10:
0380808609
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/18/2009
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Readers follow the story of Santa Rosa's Thunder, a former rag-tag team of girls who--through the discipline and determination of their coach--went on to become champions in soccer and in life. The author weaves in moving insights into the psychology of adolescent girls.

Author Biography

Jonathan Littman is the author of three previous books, including The Fugitive Game and The Watchman, and his articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. A former college soccer player (on Berkeley's nationally ranked NCAA playoff squad), he is the father of two young daughters. He lives in the Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(3)
Tryouts
4(13)
Coach
17(6)
Catherine's Choice
23(5)
Pepto-Bismol
28(10)
The Player
38(14)
Angela's Score
52(7)
Central Magic
59(16)
Keeper
75(12)
The Fabulous Five
87(13)
Soccer Dad
100(11)
Trust
111(10)
Sidelines
121(15)
Arizona or Bust
136(9)
Beating the Ref
145(8)
T Rex
153(9)
El Nino
162(8)
Catherine's Commitment
170(9)
Bug Eyes
179(12)
Growing Pains
191(9)
Round One
200(14)
Cassie's Choice
214(10)
Miracles
224(12)
Last Rites
236(11)
The Second Stringer
247(10)
Overtime
257(16)
Epilogue 273(10)
Acknowledgments 283


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