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Rodney Ulyate

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Average rating: 4.0 · 21 ratings · 3 reviews · 3 distinct works
Masterly Batting: 100 Great...

4.04 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Note: This is my draft, as submitted, as opposed to the one that appears in the book and on CricketWeb. The exigencies of space made the editors' version slightly less readable.

More than any other cricketer, and arguably more than any other athlete, Allan Donald led the South African sporting renaissance of the 1990s. In 26 Test victories, he managed no f... Read more of this blog post »
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“Was it not part of the secret black art of truly grand politics of revenge, of a farseeing, subterranean, slowly advancing, and premeditated revenge, that Israel must itself deny the real instrument of its revenge before all the world as a mortal enemy and nail it to the cross, so that 'all the world,' namely all the opponents of Israel, could unhesitatingly swallow just this bait? And could spiritual subtlety imagine any more dangerous bait than this? Anything to equal the enticing, intoxicating, overwhelming, and undermining power of that symbol of the 'holy cross,' that ghastly paradox of a 'God on the cross,' that mystery of an unimaginable ultimate cruelty and self-crucifixion of God for the salvation of man?”
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John Brooke Hola Rodney,

I see that you have listed my first book "Mother Lode" in a trilogy. Hows your reading progressing on my book. I just received my first comment on Amazon, looking for yours.



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