Bradman

Bradman

by Charles Williams

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Overview

A masterly portrait of cricket's supreme batsman and Australia's greatest hero.

Uniquely among biographers of Don Bradman, Charles Williams sets his subject's cricketing achievements within the context of a crucial period in the history of modern Australia, a time when, as the country felt her way towards something that the world would recognise as 'nationhood', Bradman became a focus for national aspirations, a figure of unique status.

Brilliantly revealing the phenomenon of Bradman's cricketing genius - and the tensions that genius created for the man, his family, team-mates and the game's administrators - Williams' story is as much about Australia as it is a great Australian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780225487
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel, former industrialist and banker and now a Labour peer, was appointed to a life peerage in 1985. He served on the Opposition front bench from 1986 onwards and was elected Opposition Deputy Leader in 1989. He is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers.

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