Through 1996 and 1997 Joe McGinniss followed the Italian football season from Castel di Sangro, a small town in the Abruzzi region of Italy. This is the story of a team and a town with no aspirations, just a passion for soccer, and how that passion enabled the di Sangro club to reach almost the top of the professional game in Italy. It is the story of how a a dot on the map was transformed into a place of sporting magic, miracles and wonder.
As a young man Joe McGinniss shot to literary stardom with The Selling of the President, his account of the 1968 American Election. He is the author of the international bestsellers BLIND FAITH and FATAL VISION.