Cricketers at War

Cricket Heroes Who also Fought for Australia in Battle

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Author: Greg Growden

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460711149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Aussie cricketing heroes who also fought for Australia during wartime 'That's nothing. Pressure is having a Messerschmitt up your arse.' Keith Miller, when asked if he felt under pressure while captaining the NSW cricket team. Numerous heroes of Australian cricket have also proved themselves on the battlefield, from Gallipoli to Vietnam and beyond. Among them are some of Australia's most illustrious cricketing names: Donald Bradman, Keith Miller, Keith Carmody, Jack Fingleton and, in more recent years, Doug Walters. In this sport/history page-turner, veteran sports journalist Greg Growden tells their extraordinary stories of bravery, hardship, courage and human endeavour.

Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself

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Author: Mark Butcher,Paul Abraham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444134299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Learn to Play Cricket: Teach Yourself is the essential guide for cricketers of all ages who want to improve their all-round skills and player performance. Written by Mark Butcher, Captain of Surrey County Cricket Club and former England Captain, together with Paul Abraham, an ECB Level 3 Coach and Berkshire County Cricket Club Committee Chairman, this book will help you to improve every dimension of your game. It covers all aspects of the sport from preparing for the game to improving your batting, fielding and bowling techniques. It also gives essential advice on tactical play, coaching, umpiring, scoring and most importantly the rules of the sport. Packed full of practices, training drills and key advice from Butcher and Abraham, this book will help you reach your full potential. Teach Yourself - the world`s leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don`t have much time, don`t worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.

Punch

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Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Cricket and the Law

The Man in White is Always Right

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Author: David Fraser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135773386

Category: Law

Page: 460

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Cricket, law and the meaning of life ... In a readable, informed and absorbing discussion of cricket’s defining controversies – bodyline, chucking, ball-tampering, sledging, walking and the use of technology, among many others – David Fraser explores the ambiguities of law and social order in cricket. Cricket and the Law charts the interrelationship between cricket and legal theory – between the law of the game and the law of our lives – and demonstrates how cricket’s cultural conventions can escape the confines of the game to carry far broader social meanings. This engaging study will be enjoyed by lawyers, students of culture and cricket lovers everywhere.

Gender and the Public Sector

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Author: Jim Barry,Mike Dent,Maggie O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134515030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Drawing on sociology and social policy, this intriguing volume considers various aspects of gender and professional identity. Contributors explore the inter-relationship between managerialism, professionalism and gender identity in Britain, and examine the processes and impacts of change on those working in public sector organizations in other countries as they come under varying managerial pressures. The subject is viewed from a variety of perspectives, including feminism and post-modernism. With an international range of contributors, this important book brings together an array of ideas about gender and professionals and provides an important contribution to the growing debates on gender and the workplace. A significant volume for both postgraduates and professionals in the fields of management and business studies, Gender and the Public Sector provides a more sophisticated analysis of international public sector change than is currently available elsewhere.

Justice before Reconciliation

Negotiating a ‘New Normal’ in Post-riot Mumbai and Ahmedabad

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Author: Dipankar Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136196870

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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The book explores how Muslims in Mumbai and Ahmedabad coped with the aftermath of the violence directed against them in 1993 and 2002 respectively, and how they responded to the ethnic carnages of which they were the victims, highlighting the importance of the context and the history of the place where such violence occurred. Unlike other studies on ethnic violence which have a short-term focus, in dealing with its immediate aftermath, this book examines what happens to the victims over time and how they negotiate a ‘new normal’ and get on with their lives. Using empirical material based on field work in Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the book shows that while poverty, education and employment remain important elements in the recovery process, the most crucial issue is that of justice and the need to reclaim citizenship. A significant section of the book is devoted to the relationship between Muslim faith-based organisations and the victims of ethnic violence.

Negotiating Fatherhood

Sport and Family Practices

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Author: Thomas Fletcher

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030197840

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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This book examines the tensions and ambivalences which men encounter as they negotiate contemporary expectations of fatherhood and fulfill their own expectations of what it means to be a ‘good’ father. There is little doubt that today’s fathers are responding to new expectations about fatherhood and fathering practices. The remote, detached, breadwinning father of the past, once lauded as a masculine ideal, has faded, and men are now expected to be ‘involved’, ‘intimate’, ‘caring’ and ‘domesticated’ fathers. Using a family practices lens and a case study of sport, Fletcher elucidates the changes and continuities in family and fathering practices in different historical periods and contexts. Negotiating Fatherhood will be of interest to students and scholars with an interest in family and fathering practices, sport, leisure, and gender.