"Cricket And Empire: The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour Of Australia" 1984 STODDART, Brian, SISSONS, Ric


[150] pp.

George Allen & Unwin


8 3/4" x 5 5/8"

A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly seen as part of sport. This book offers a radical reappraisal of bodyline which challenges the official interpretations of the events, and places them in a unique social and political context.

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