The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

The Oxford Book of Australian Sporting Anecdotes

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Australian 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 more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 215mm | 340g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195536983
  • 9780195536980