Rosenwater, Irving: Sir Donald Bradman

Irving Rosenwater

Sir Donald Bradman: A Biography, Batsford, London, 1978

One of many biographies and ephemera on Bradman, once described by an Australian Prime Minister as ‘the greatest living Australian’. From a historian’s point of view, the most interesting aspect of Bradman’s career should be how his exploits in the 1930s gave Australians comfort and a diversion during the hardships of the Great Depression but one suspects his status among Australian icons is not primarily based on this. (The man could bat, after all!) A remarkably long and well-referenced brief biography of Bradman is here and ruminations are here and here.

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