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Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Test Cricket Series - England Vs. Australia 1932-3

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The story of the most controversial Test series in cricket's history.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Aurum Press (first published November 25th 2002)
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Michael Webster
I am usually quite sceptical of sports books and when I was bought this for a Christmas, many, many years ago, I was not overly impressed. I gave it a go when I first received and (I think) finished it, though I could remember none of it and didn't really enjoy it, as I was not the cricket enthusiast I am today. I picked Bodyline Autopsy up again last year and re-read it and was very much impressed. David Frith provides a solid account of the series itself, as well as the development of leg-theo ...more
To start with the will be...if you have not read it to-day. How do you know about the era gone by...with those magical characters around, in and off the field...if you just not went through this book.Biggest event in all cricket history written in a majestic way by the author honored by hundreds covering all the social impact that shook and on verge of dividing the world straight two pieces.
A well written and balanced account of the events leading to the "Bodyline" series. David Frith not only places the main characters in cricket's most controversial test series (or indeed match) ever, but he also provides a politocal, ecomionic and social background to the matches and what it meant for the respectiove countries, spectators, administrators and players. He is interesting in his views on players such as Bradman, Jardine and Larwood being both generous and critical.

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No author before or ever since has so clinically dissected the controversies, consequences and calamities surrounding the infamous 'Bodyline' cricket series. This is a must read for everybody who nourishes even the most infinitesimal interest in this beautiful game! A veritable masterpiece
The author obviously did a lot of research and unearthed copious facts, seemingly using every single one in this book. The overwhelming detail made reading it a real slog. Definitely one for the purists.
Bodyline - I was running a training session a year or so back & the Australians in the audience where (still) moaning about the iniquity of the bodyline tour!
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I thought this was an interesting book, it was certainly comprehensive, but I found it very hard work.
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