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The Don: Beyond Boundaries: The Life & Times of Sir Donald Bradman
 
 

The Don: Beyond Boundaries: The Life & Times of Sir Donald Bradman [Kindle Edition]

Roderick Easdale
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"Is Don Bradman still alive?" is the first thing Nelson Mandela was alleged to have said when he was released from Robben Island. Sir Donald Bradman is a sporting icon and the most successful batsman in history - his test batting average of 99.94 is almost 39 runs an innings better than the next best player.

In 'The Don: Beyond Boundaries' Roderick Easdale explains and analyses the Boy from Bowral's staggering accomplishments and places them in a cultural, historical and international context. He explores the life and character of a part-time sportsman who was, in many ways, a reluctant hero.

'The Don: Beyond Boundaries' is a brilliant introduction to the sporting legend and the era he played in. But its statistics and analysis of the Bradman's success will also make this a must-read for cricket fans the world over.

Roderick Easdale is a Berkshire-born Yorkshire supporter who now lives within walking distance of Lord's. An erratic and ferocious fast bowler in his youth, he decided it was time to retire from playing when his sole wicket one season was a stumping. He now plays golf instead. He is the author of The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse and England's One Test Wonders.

Reviews of England's One Test Wonders:

'Roderick Easdale is a natural writer. He makes an impact where other's don't. This excellent book defies convention' (Cricket Lore)

'This book is a winner' (The Cricketer)

'Much time and research has gone into this fascinating study' (The Independent)

'An extremely interesting book and a rattling good read' (Northants Evening Telegraph)

'Preposterously entertaining' (Press Association)

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (23 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009X9V6ZM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps to a good line and length. 29 Oct 2012
By Nelson
Format:Kindle Edition
This book has clever beginning where it puts Bradman's batting average in context of other sports, to illustrate his dominance. Easdale has written a short, sober and respectful biography of Bradman's life - ideal for anyone who wants to know more about cricket's greatest batsman. His early life, character and achievements are all here and Easdale mixes both facts with good judgement. The book is naturally weighted to Bradman's life on the cricket pitch, although we do get a sense of the man as well as the sportsman. I was familiar with a number of aspects of Bradman's life and career already but Beyond Boundaries should teach everyone the odd new thing or too. Should anyone want to read a fuller biography of Bradman then there's still Charles Williams' excellent book, but in terms of a consise, enjoyable read for anyone wanting to read a book during lunch, or whilst listening to Test Match Special, then Beyond Boundaries provides a good line and length.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wise Words on The Don 12 Nov 2012
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It is not easy to find something original to say about Don Bradman. But Roderick Easdale has managed it in this excellent e-book. An experienced journalist and knowledgable cricket historian with his own ideas, Easdale begins with a fascinating personal analysis of Bradman's place in history. The Australian's life and career are tracked through a chronological narrative, interwoven with wider developments within cricket and the turbulent world of the 1930s and 1940s. Bradman's overall batting averages are of course way out in front of all rivals, but why is he rated higher now than he was at the time? Was he more vulnerable than a select few others against the best bowling in challenging conditions? Why did half his teammates not like him? Read this book and find out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Biography of a Fine Man. 13 Nov 2012
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This book is a short, enjoyable romp through Bradman's life and his playing era. Book is relevant perhaps more to casual cricket fan (or hardcore Bradman fan who is keen to read evrything on his). Easdale makes some interesting points in regards to Bradman's achievements this book reminds us how he is or should be a beacon of decency and hardwork to today's players. The Don: Beyond Boundaries is a fine (short) biography of an even fine man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best the has ever been 12 Sep 2013
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No surprises here just the detail of the Don`s life in and out of cricket, a good suppliment to other more detailed works.
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