Still waiting to hear from Archie, who seems to have gone to groundI vaguely recall Bodyline Autopsy (which is, IMHO, the definitive take on the 32/33 series, by the way) being named CW's book of the decade for the noughties.
Did I miss the announcement of the book of the 2010s or are the votes still being counted...?
It's been well over a decade since I last read Bodyline Autopsy, but from memory Frith was a wee bit sniffy about the Windies quicks of the 70s and 80s, yes.Just started it, really neat so far. The only compliant is that in the preface he spends so much time demonizing the West Indians, questioning their legacy and taking great pains to point out that the English were saints in comparision, in a book which isn't about the West Indians.
Thought it was a bit unusual.
Finally tracked down a copy of "The Golden Nugget" and it arrived today, complete with original dust jacket. The cover features a photo of Miller and, in 1953, Right Honourable R.G.Menzies described it thus:Without going through all the earlier posts, has anyone read "Bradman's War" by Malcolm Knox. It doesn't always show the Don in the most flattering light but it is a fascinating read.
I've also been trying to get my hands on the Keith Miller biography, "Golden Nugget" by R.S.Whitington. I borrowed it from the library some years ago but it has since been written off by the library staff.
I've been meaning to read the Smith autobio. Will snag a copy now, cheers.Read Crickonomics by Stefan Szymanski and Tim Wigmore this month. Was aa decent read, and had some good insights while other chapters were (to me) pretty self-evident. Probably worth a read but not as good as Cricket 2.0 which Wigmore wrote with Freddie Wilde.
Also read Robin Smith's The Judge this month, one of the better cricket autobiographies I've read I think.