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

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


Edited by Peter Fitzsimons, Edited by Greg Growden

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  • Publisher: Fairfax Books
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 234mm x 30mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1743313195
  • ISBN 13: 9781743313190
  • Sales rank: 481,563

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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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Author information

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.