The Other Side of the Don: Episodes in a Life

Thomas Francis Heenan, William David Dunstan

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This collection examines the life of the Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman. The collection challenges many of the myths surrounding Bradman. Looking at Bradman's family background and childhood, his playing career and wartime experiences, and his administrative career, this book suggests that Bradman was not your typical Australian bush hero, but a driven individualist who bargained with the Australian Board of Control to extract the best playing conditions for himself rather than the team. The book challenges the view that Bradman was an effective administrator, arguing instead that he sowed the seeds of the player discontent which gave rise to the Packer revolution; and did all behind the scenes to keep white South African cricket in the international arena during the apartheid era.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages120
JournalSport in Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015


  • cricket
  • sports history

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