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Biography: sport, Prose: non-fiction, Sports & outdoor recreation, Cricket

This is a biography of Sir Donald Bradman, perhaps the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. It is written in the context of his story as an Australian, during a period when Australia was moving towards nationhood . It describes a career that spannThis is a biography of Sir Donald Bradman, perhaps the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. It is written in the context of his story as an

Uniquely among biographers of Don Bradman, Charles Williams sets his subject's cricketing achievements within the context of a crucial period in the history of modern Australia, a time when, as the country felt her way towards something that the world would recognise as 'nationhood', Bradman became a focus for national aspirations, a figure of unique status.

Brilliantly revealing the phenomenon of Bradman's cricketing genius - and the tensions that genius created for the man, his family, team-mates and the game's administrators - Williams' story is as much about Australia as it is a great Australian.

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Charles Williams

Charles Williams - Lord Williams of Elvel - was made a Labour Life Peer in 1985 and successively spoke in the House of Lords on Trade and Industry, Defence and Industry. He is the biogragher of Charles de Gaulle (The Last Great Frenchman) and cricketer Donald Bradman.

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