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Don Bradman : challenging the myth

Author: Brett Hutchins
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating book takes a very different look at Australia's most popular sporting hero, Sir Donald Bradman. Unlike the mostly reverent literature on The Don, this book explains how his iconic status was created and sustained, and what his popularity and heroism say about the meaning of Australian nationhood.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Donald George Bradman, Sir; Donald George Bradman, Sir; Donald Bradman, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Hutchins
ISBN: 0521823846 9780521823845
OCLC Number: 50960851
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Our one national hero?; 2. Looking for heroes; 3. The boy from Bowral; 4. Bodyline and myth; 5. An insatiable demand; 6. Political connections; 7. Never quite typical; 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Brett Hutchins.
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