Author(s): Alan Eason
With delightful surprises at the turn of every page, The A-Z of Bradman couples mountainous research with wry humour and deft judgments to produce an indispensable guide for all cricket fans. From Aberdeen, where Bradman played his last innings in Great Britain, to Zanetti, whose cartoon eloquently caught the mood of Australia following his death, the 900-plus entries include entertaining sidelights such as the Queensland newspaper which reported in 1931 that the great batsman had died after an attack of dysentery, and the blue joke told by the Don about the practising composer JS Bach. In a marvellous series of snapshots, we encounter family, friends, acquaintances, teammates, opponents, places, and events. In the end, we meet Don Bradman himself - extraordinary cricketer and legendary Australian.