More Important Than Life or Death

More Important Than Life or Death : Inside the Best of Australian Sport

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The best sports stories written by Australia's best sportswriters uncover the hilarity, triumphs, sadness, excitement and controversy of our sport-mad nation.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Fairfax Books
  • SydneyAustralia
  • English
  • 1743313195
  • 9781743313190
  • 486,604

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Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald and a former national representative rugby union player who is passionate about sport and sportswriting. He is also a regular TV commentator, a former radio presenter (with Mike Carlton on Radio 2UE) and a best-selling author of nearly twenty books. These included Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Sir Douglas Mawson, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales...Greg Growden worked for the Sydney Morning Herald for 34 years, and was chief rugby correspondent between 1987-2012, covering hundreds of Test matches around the world. During this time he also wrote about a multitude of sports including rugby league, cricket, AFL, and even once had the main race at a Wentworth Park greyhound meeting named after him. He is now a rugby expert for ESPN and He has written 11 books, including A Wayward Genius, which was described by The Guardian's Frank Keating as among the 100 best sporting books of the twentieth century.

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