Matt Zeigler's Total Football: Latin American Soccer in Alabama is a thrilling photo book that captures the spectacular action and drama of the world's most popular sport. The author, a USA Book News 2010 Best Books Award Winner for photography, depicts the skill and dedication of Alabama's Latin American immigrants in 2011. It was a farewell season brought on by HB 56, the harshest anti-immigration law in America. The intense competition, pride, dedication and love for soccer is illustrated with 82 full-color images. Zeigler freeze-frames the fast-paced tempo of soccer to reveal goalies, defenders, dirty work, headers, high-foot kicks, loose balls, playmakers, strikers, and wingers. In addition to sharp skills and pure athleticism, the images portray soccer as a refuge from exodus.
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About the Author
Former Marine Matt Zeigler worked eight years as a writer and photojournalist in the newspaper industry before embarking on an author's path. During the 1990s he traveled extensively throughout the Southeast covering the greatest athletes of American sports. Zeigler, a 1993 graduate of Troy University, has also published College Football Schemes and Techniques; Wild Alabama; Wild Alabama: Winter Haven; Wild Alabama: The American Robin; Sports Shooter: A Photographer's Story; and 1990s NFL Flashback.