Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.
"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 w ...