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The Resource Bradman's war : how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield, Malcolm Knox

Bradman's war : how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield, Malcolm Knox

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Bradman's war : how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield
Title
Bradman's war
Title remainder
how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield
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Malcolm Knox
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in WWII came home planning to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia's legendary captain had something else in mind. The 1948 'Invincibles' - the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated - stormed the record books, even if Bradman's final innings left him forever stranded on a Test batting average of 99.94. In his absorbing account, Malcolm Knox exposes the mixed feelings among the fans, commentators and players - from both teams - about the manner in which their feats were achieved. At its heart was a rift between players who had experienced the horrors of active duty, epitomised by the fiery RAAF pilot Keith Miller, and those who had not, such as the invalided Bradman. Bradman's War celebrates the talents of Ray Lindwall, Sid Barnes, Lindsay Hassett, Bill Johnston, Arthur Morris and, of course, their irrepressible captain, but wonders if the Don's single - minded tactics, even against the war - ravaged veterans of the county clubs, cost Test cricket the opportunity to be played for the love of the game
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knox, Malcolm
Dewey number
796.358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bradman, Donald
  • Test matches (Cricket)
  • Cricket
  • Cricket
  • Cricket players
Target audience
adult
Label
Bradman's war : how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield, Malcolm Knox
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Publication
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Regular print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Viking, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-641) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053490024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459676664
Label
Bradman's war : how the 1948 Invincibles turned the cricket pitch into a battlefield, Malcolm Knox
Publication
Note
Regular print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Viking, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-641) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053490024
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459676664

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