The Don: The Definitive Biography - Based on Exclusive Interviews With the Don

Author(s): Roland Perry


'In the summer of 1930 a cricketing machine, by the name of Donald Bradman, played havoc around the county grounds of England, pulverising the finest bowlers in the land, shattering records left, right and centre, and making a tour debut the like of which will surely never be seen again.' WH Ferguson, scorer for the Australians. Comprehensively researched, compelling and immensely readable, Don Bradman is the story of how the 'boy from Bowral' became one of Australia's most remarkable sporting heroes, inspiring our nation during the dark days of the Depression, the Second World War and beyond with world-record breaking scores and sensational innings - and establishing a reputation that endures to the present day. Based on exclusive interviews with Bradman himself, Perry's biography of the man who came to be known simply as The Don was widely acclaimed on first publication and reveals how his success was based on a crucial mixture of determination, ambition - and that extraordinary talent which was often described simply as 'genius'.


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Roland Perry is an award-winning author, journalist and documentary-maker, best known for his writing on Australian military and sporting history. His books include Monash: The Outsider Who Won the War, The Australian Light Horse, The Changi Brownlow, biographies of cricketers Sir Donald Bradman, Keith Miller and Shane Warne, and, most recently, the bestsellers Bill the Bastard and Horrie the War Dog. Roland Perry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to literature, in 2011. For more information visit

General Fields

  • : 9780733630644
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : 0.3
  • : August 2014
  • : 239mm X 158mm X 57mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 672
  • : 796.358092
  • : en
  • : 1014
  • : Hardback
  • : Roland Perry