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The fair and the foul : inside our sporting nation, David Hill

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The fair and the foul : inside our sporting nation
Title
The fair and the foul
Title remainder
inside our sporting nation
Statement of responsibility
David Hill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill. In this book, with the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, he vividly narrates its rise in Australia since the end of the nineteenth century, from the first cricket tour of England in 1868 by an Australian team - an Aboriginal team - to our earliest successes at the Olympics in 1896, when Edwin Flack was the only Australian competitor and won two gold medals, to the golden age of the 1950s when Australia ruled the world in tennis, swimming and athletics. In this book David also recalls his battles as president of the North Sydney Bears with tobacco sponsorship lobby groups; his coup as managing director of the ABC in buying the broadcast rights for the AFL; his gargantuan efforts to clean up soccer as chairman of Soccer Australia. And he takes us through the shift in sport from the relative innocence of the amateur era to its commercialisation, which, through the years, has undoubtedly contributed to the uglier sides of our national obsession- the corruption, the drugs, the sexism and racism. Have we plunged to a nadir in recent times, or are these characteristics of our sporting nation an inevitable and permanent effect of the need to succeed? This book is a riveting, personal take on a subject that so many Australians follow fanatically - a must-read for sports lovers, but also a compelling, revealing account for those who have never quite understood the appeal of our national obsession
Summary
If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill. In this book, with the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, he vividly narrates its rise in Australia since the end of the nineteenth century, to our earliest successes at the Olympics in 1896, to the golden age of the 1950s when Australia ruled the world in tennis, swimming and athletics.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639916
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, David
Dewey number
796.0994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hill, David
  • Sports
  • National characteristics, Australian
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inside our sporting nation
Label
The fair and the foul : inside our sporting nation, David Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059948057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857987570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987581340
Label
The fair and the foul : inside our sporting nation, David Hill
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059948057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857987570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)987581340

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