Don Bradman: Challenging the Myth
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Don Bradman: Challenging the Myth

by Brett Hutchins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823846

ISBN-13: 9780521823845

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unlike the mostly reverent literature on Australia's most popular sporting hero, this book explains how Sir Donald Bradman's iconic status was created and sustained. How does his popularity and heroism relate to Australian nationhood? Brett Hutchins' unique analysis reveals the mythical character of so many representations of "the Don," and connects them to broader

Overview

Unlike the mostly reverent literature on Australia's most popular sporting hero, this book explains how Sir Donald Bradman's iconic status was created and sustained. How does his popularity and heroism relate to Australian nationhood? Brett Hutchins' unique analysis reveals the mythical character of so many representations of "the Don," and connects them to broader social phenomena and the cultural contexts in which they were created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823845
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Our one national hero?; 2. Looking for heroes; 3. The boy from Bowral; 4. Bodyline and myth; 5. An insatiable demand; 6. Political connections; 7. Never quite typical; 8. Conclusion.

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