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    DescriptionKim Hughes was one of the most majestic and daring batsmen to play for Australia in the last 40 years. Golden curled and boyishly handsome, his rise and fall as captain and player is unparalleled in cricketing history. He played several innings that count as all-time classics, but it's his tearful resignation from the captaincy that is remembered. Insecure but arrogant, abrasive but charming; in Hughes' character were the seeds of his own destruction. Yet was Hughes' fall partly due to those around him, men who are themselves legends in Australia's cricketing history? Lillee, Marsh, the Chappells, all had their agendas, all were unhappy with his selection and performance as captain - evidenced by Dennis Lillee's tendency to aim bouncers relentlessly at Hughes' head during net practice. Hughes' arrival on the Test scene coincided with the most turbulent time Australian cricket has ever seen - first Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket, then the rebel tours to South Africa. Both had dramatic effects on Hughes' career. As he traces the high points and the low, Christian Ryan sheds new and fascinating light on the cricket - and the cricketers - of the times.


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    Title
    Golden Boy
    Subtitle
    Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Ryan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 438 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742374635
    ISBN 10: 1742374638
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WSJC
    DC22: 796.358092
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    LC classification: GV915
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO054000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: SFD
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Christian Ryan has edited Australian Wisden, Inside Edge and The Monthly, and has worked as a journalist on The Guardian. Several years of research, interviewing over a hundred players, officials and cricket followers, have enabled him to provide a fresh and often controversial perspective on a formative period of Australian cricket.