A masterly portrait of cricket’s supreme batsman and Australia’s greatest hero. Uniquely among biographers Don Bradman, Charles Williams sets his subject’s cricketing achievements within the context a crucial period in history modern Australia, time when, as country felt her way towards something that world would recognise ‘nationhood’, Bradman became focus for national aspirations, figure unique status. Brilliantly revealing phenomenon Bradman’s genius – tensions created man, family, team-mates game’s administrators Williams’ story is much about Australia it great Australian.

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