Books Simon Kuper Books by Simon Kuper Simon Kuper has written books about: Sports Nonfiction Business & Economy Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Simon Kuper Opinion Three Books... Play the Numbers: Three (Useful) Books About Data October 17, 2012 In the age of the Internet, data is everywhere — the question is how to use it. Author Doug Lemov recommends three books about the power of information. What is your favorite number-crunching book? Tell us in the comments. New In Paperback Fresh Perspectives On History, Sports, Wartime And Employment May 30, 2012 A Greek poet contemplates the twisted strands of history, while Daniel Orozco's stories consider the dark side of our day jobs and Donald Rumsfeld reflects on the Iraq War. On the lighter side, CBS' Jim Axelrod revisits his marathon training, and a writer and an economist infuse soccer with numbers. Paballo Thekiso/AFP/Getty Images Review Three Books... Three Books To Ignite Your World Cup Fever May 28, 2010 Though the 2010 FIFA World Cup is still weeks away, writer Cord Jefferson feels Americans could do with an early tune-up on the world's most popular sport. Here are three books to put your soccer ball in motion.