Bradman's Invincibles: The Story of the 1948 Ashes Series by Roland Perry

Bradman's Invincibles: The Story of the 1948 Ashes Series by Roland Perry

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* Published in time for next summer's 2009 Ashes series * By the author of Aurum's Keith Miller biography * Continues Aurum's line of cricket series histories like David Frith's Bodyline Autopsyand Gideon Haigh's Ashes 2005 * Author over in UK for the Test series

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The 1948 Ashes series in Britain was quite unique. The Australian team under Donald Bradman went through the whole summer - county matches as well as Tests - undefeated. Of the five-match Test series they won four and drew the fifth. Hence, and indisputably, the "Invincibles". It was to be Bradman's swansong as a Test player: but without the appropriate golden farewell, as he was bowled for a duck at the Oval in his last Test innings of all. Roland Perry's book is a comprehensive account of the whole tour, match by match, as this remarkable side - featuring great bowlers like Lindwall and Miller as well as batting maestros like Bradman - moved around the country from county to county, conquering all before them. The Test matches, though none went England's way, were epic contests between great players on both sides - England's Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Godfrey Evans just some of the great sportsmen on show. As well as absorbing match reports, Perry also supplies profiles of every player on both sides to have played in the Test series. Published in time for the eagerly-awaited 2009 Ashes series - the first for England under Kevin Pietersen's captaincy, and coming after the previous Australian whitewash in 2007 - Bradman's Invincibles is the definitive account of a remarkable sports team. Roland Perry is the author of, among many books, the authorised biography of Keith Miller (also published by Aurum), and a biography of Michael Straight. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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SKU GOR004511608
Title Bradman's Invincibles: The Story of the 1948 Ashes Series
Author By (author) Roland Perry
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 1845134141
ISBN 13 9781845134143
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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The 1948 Ashes series in Britain was quite unique. The Australian team under Donald Bradman went through the whole summer - county matches as well as Tests - undefeated. Of the five-match Test series they won four and drew the fifth. Hence, and indisputably, the "Invincibles". It was to be Bradman's swansong as a Test player: but without the appropriate golden farewell, as he was bowled for a duck at the Oval in his last Test innings of all. Roland Perry's book is a comprehensive account of the whole tour, match by match, as this remarkable side - featuring great bowlers like Lindwall and Miller as well as batting maestros like Bradman - moved around the country from county to county, conquering all before them. The Test matches, though none went England's way, were epic contests between great players on both sides - England's Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Godfrey Evans just some of the great sportsmen on show. As well as absorbing match reports, Perry also supplies profiles of every player on both sides to have played in the Test series. Published in time for the eagerly-awaited 2009 Ashes series - the first for England under Kevin Pietersen's captaincy, and coming after the previous Australian whitewash in 2007 - Bradman's Invincibles is the definitive account of a remarkable sports team. Roland Perry is the author of, among many books, the authorised biography of Keith Miller (also published by Aurum), and a biography of Michael Straight. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004511608
Title Bradman's Invincibles: The Story of the 1948 Ashes Series
Author By (author) Roland Perry
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 1845134141
ISBN 13 9781845134143
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No