WISDEN ON THE GREAT WAR

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Wisden On The Great War

Author : Andrew Renshaw
ISBN : 9781408832356
Genre : History
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A lasting memorial to those from the cricketing world who fought and those who fell.
Category: History

Wisden On Grace

Author : Jonathan Rice
ISBN : 9781472911643
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Wisden was first published in 1864, the same year that William Gilbert Grace, then aged 16, made his debut in first-class cricket. The great man made his first appearance in the 1865 edition and two years later Wisden reported his 224 not out against Surrey at The Oval. From then on, W.G. was the main headline in each year's annual as he cast his considerable shadow over the game. Today the continuing interest in, and influence of, Grace on cricket is remarkable. Wisden on Grace records the highlights of an astonishing playing career – W.G. remains not only one of the top ten run-scorers of all time, but also one of the top ten wicket-takers – with notable scorecards, match reports and records. But the real treasures are to be found in the opinions and articles written about – and sometimes by – W.G. during his lifetime and afterwards. Whether it is first-class status for matches, the professionalism debate, or the question of throwing, the game's eternal issues are to be found here. Wisden on Grace also celebrates W.G.'s extraordinary family. The Graces remain the only family to have fielded three brothers in the same Test side for England, and all the Graces – W.G., E.M., their tragic younger brother G.F., and W.G. Grace junior – feature here, as do the obituaries of all the Graces (including W.G.'s mother and his wife). In the year of the centenary of W.G.'s death, Wisden's tribute to Grace gives a clear picture of the way that Grace and the game in general have been viewed over the past 150 years, and is a delight for any cricket lover.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2013

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9789382951018
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Wisden India's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all aspects of Indian cricket including Test Matches and the Indian Premier League. Contributors include Bishan Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble, Mahela Jayawardhene, Sanjay Manjrekar, Shashi Tharoor, Gideon Haigh, Kamila Shamsie and many more?
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Shorter Wisden India Almanack 2014

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472917188
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The second edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Bishan Singh Bedi, Anil Kumble, Mahele Jayawardhene, Sanjay Manjrekar, Shashi Tharoor, Gideon Haigh, Kamila Shamsie, Shehan Karunatilaka, Rahul Bhattacharya and many others...
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Essential Wisden

Author : John Stern
ISBN : 9781408178966
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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All the highlights of 150 editions of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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Public Schools And The Great War

Author : Anthony Seldon
ISBN : 9781473831698
Genre : History
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In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school.The Authors argue that, in general, the young officers' public school education imbued them with idealism, stoicism and a sense of service. While this helped them care selflessly for the men under their command in conditions of extreme danger, it resulted in their death rate being nearly twice the national average.This poignant and thought-provoking work covers not just those who made the final sacrifice, but also those who returned, andwhose lives were shattered as a result of their physical and psychological wounds. It contains a wealth of unpublished detail about public school life before and during the War, and how these establishments and the country at large coped with the devastating loss of so many of the brightest and best. Seldon and Walsh conclude that, 100 years on, public school values and character training, far from being concepts to be mocked, remain relevant and that the present generation would benefit from studying them and the example of their predecessors.Those who read Public Schools and the Great War will have their prevailing assumptions about the role and image of public schools, as popularised in Blackadder, challenged and perhaps changed.
Category: History

Wisden Anthology 1978 2006

Author : Stephen Moss
ISBN : 9781408197851
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A definitive tome, essential to all cricket book collectors and Wisden readers. In the early 1980s Wisden published four anthologies that celebrated the best of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack stretching back to its first edition in 1864. Edited by the respected jazz musician, raconteur and cricket-lover, Benny Green, these volumes proved very popular. Wisden readers have long awaited a fifth, updated volume to cover the intervening period, marked by all-time greats like Viv Richards, Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Brian Lara and Shane Warne. The Wisden Anthology 1978-2006 meets this demand, though it does not follow the style of the Benny Green volumes. Rather than selecting random highlights, Stephen Moss has edited this anthology with the aim of painting a coherent picture of cricket's evolution over the past 30 years. Quite simply it is a story of revolution, beginning in Test cricket's centenary year when England regained the Ashes, Geoffrey Boycott scored his hundredth hundred, Ian Botham took five for 74 on debut, and Kerry Packer's millions ensured the era of deferential players earning a pittance was over for good. Thirty years on, for better or worse, cricket has changed radically. The top players form a highly paid elite who rarely venture beyond the international arena; television calls the tune; the political balance of power has shifted towards Asia; one-day cricket in coloured clothing is ubiquitous; and run-rates rise inexorably while batsmen tear bowlers to pieces as never before.To the gnarled old pros of the 1950s the game must be unrecognisable. A genuine revolution, charted in 40,000 Wisden pages over the past 30 years, is now distilled into a 1,280-page anthology that selects the matches, players, events and controversies which ushered the game into a brave new century.
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The Final Over

Author : Christopher Sandford
ISBN : 9780750961981
Genre : History
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August 1914 brought an end to the ‘Golden Age’ of English cricket. At least 210 professional cricketers (out of a total of 278 registered) signed up to fight, of whom thirty-four were killed. However, that period and those men were far more than merely statistics: here we follow in intimate detail not only the cricketers of that fateful last summer before the war, but also the simple pleasures and daily struggles of their family lives and the whole fabric of English social life as it existed on the eve of that cataclysm: the First World War. With unprecedented access to personal and war diaries, and other papers, Sandford expertly recounts the stories of such greats as Hon. Lionel Tennyson, as he moves virtually overnight from the round of Chelsea and Mayfair parties into the front line at the Marne; the violin-playing bowler Colin Blythe, who asked to be moved up to a front-line unit at Passchendaele, following the death in action of his brother, with tragic consequences; and the widely popular Hampshire amateur player Robert Jesson, whose sometimes comic, frequently horrific and always enthralling experiences of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign are vividly brought to life. The Final Over is undoubtedly a gripping, moving and fully human account of this most poignant summer of the twentieth century, both on and off the field of play.
Category: History

The Wisden Guide To International Cricket 2014

Author : Steven Lynch
ISBN : 9781408194737
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2012 is a page-per-player guide to the world's top 200 cricketers, each with a photo, stats and written profile, plus country-by-country records.
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