• The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

    The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes (Paperback) Edited by Richard Cashman, Edited by David Headon, Edited by Graeme Kinross-Smith


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    DescriptionAustralian sport has produced many classic stories of success and failure. Some have assumed legendary proportions, telling us, in their laconic way, something about human nature and the Australian character. This anthology contains 265 such anecdotes, covering the major sports played in the country, and featuring all of its legendary characters. Edited by three leading sports historians, it offers a kaleidoscopic history of Australian sport, capturing its essential humour, poignancy, and heroism. From Keith Miller's nonchalant feats on the cricket field to Dawn Fraser's nocturnal adventures in Tokyo, and Adam Lindsay Gordon's almost suicidal horsemanship, this book offers entertainment and many insights into what is quintessentially Australian.

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    The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard Cashman, Edited by David Headon, Edited by Graeme Kinross-Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195536980
    ISBN 10: 0195536983

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    LC classification: GV
    BISAC V2.8: SPO033000
    DC22: 796.0994
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Oxford University Press Australia
    Imprint name
    OUP Australia and New Zealand
    Publication date
    22 August 1994
    Publication City/Country