God is Brazilian: Charles Miller - The Man Who Brought Football to Brazil

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Pele, Garrincha, Socrates, Romario, Ronaldinho - all of them can trace their lineage to a young man, half English, half Scottish, who carried a football from Sao Paulo and taught Brazil how to play the beautiful game.In 1894, Charles Miller arrived in Brazil with a pair of boots, a book of rules and a football. When he discovered that no one knew how to play, he marked out a pitch, gathered twenty young men and divided them into two teams...Today, Brazil is the greatest football-playing nation in the world, admired everywhere for its skill, passion, flair and commitment to attacking play - but Charles Miller has been forgotten. This is his story; a gripping narrative of one man's love of football and the clash between two very different cultures: the foxtrot versus the samba; the stiff upper lip versus swinging hips. Josh Lacey tells the profoundly moving story of a man who gave Brazil its greatest gift but lost everything - his heart, his soul and even his wife - to that seductive country.

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About the Author:

Josh Lacey is the author of several books for children including The Dragonsitter, The   Island of Thieves, Bearkeeper and the Grk books.

He worked as a journalist, a teacher and a screenwriter before writing his first book, A Dog   Called Grk. There are now eight books in the Grk series, set in different cities and countries   around the world - from New York to Rio de Janeiro, India to Italy.

Josh has written one book for adults, God is Brazilian, a biography of the man who   introduced football to Brazil.

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Editore: The History Press (2002)
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