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The Resource Unbroken, by Alex McKinnon, with David Riccio

Unbroken, by Alex McKinnon, with David Riccio

Label
Unbroken
Title
Unbroken
Statement of responsibility
by Alex McKinnon, with David Riccio
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rugby League was Alex McKinnon's life. Born into a football family, from five years old Alex played junior football with the Aberdeen Tigers at McKinnon Oval, a ground named after his grandfather. A talented and committed young player Alex was signed to the Dragons as a 16 year old and made his NRL debut at 19. Captaining the Junior Kangaroos, and having established himself as an NRL player at 22, Alex was clearly one of the leading players of his generation. However in the 39th minute of the Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm game in March last year Alex's life changed forever. A tackle gone wrong damaging his spinal cord leaving him paralysed from the chest down. In the days that followed Alex was told not only was his football career over, but he would likely never walk again. Like any young person in this situation - let alone a professional athlete - this was devastating. Alex's life as he knew it was over. The story of what followed, both privately and publicly, is simply extraordinary. Far from being over, Alex came to realise a new life had just begun. Unbroken is the very personal story behind a most public tragedy. For the first time Alex talks of his exact thoughts and feelings during the those first fateful moments on the field, and with raw honesty takes us through his painful first days and weeks in hospital, including the heartbreaking moment he is told the ramifications of his injury
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1992-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKinnon, Alex
Dewey number
796.3338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Riccio, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKinnon, Alex
  • Quadriplegics
  • Rugby League football players
  • Rugby football injuries
  • Quadriplegics
  • Rugby League football players
  • Rugby League football
  • Rugby football injuries
  • Quadriplegics
  • Quadriplegics
Label
Unbroken, by Alex McKinnon, with David Riccio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055081423
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 235 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780646938363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)914458970
Label
Unbroken, by Alex McKinnon, with David Riccio
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055081423
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 235 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780646938363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)914458970

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