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Basil D'Oliveira : cricket and conspiracy: the untold story

Author: Peter Oborne
Publisher: London : Time Warner Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There have been innumerable biographies of cricketers. Peter Oborne's outstanding biography of Basil D'Oliveira is something else. It brings together sport, politics and race. It is the story of how a black South African defied incredible odds and came to play cricket for England, of how a single man escaped from apartheid and came to fulfil his prodigious sporting potential. It is a story of the conquest of racial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Basil D'Oliveira; Basil D'Oliveira
Material Type: Biography, Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Oborne
ISBN: 9780751534887 0751534889
OCLC Number: 271476246
Awards: Winner of Yorkshire Post Award 2005 (UK)
Winner of British Sports Book Awards 2005 (UK)
Winner of William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2004 (UK)
Description: xii, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Peter Oborne.

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* WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2004* Controversial and revelatory biography of the South African-born cricketer who played for England and was banned from touring his  Read more...

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