Don Bradman: Challenging the Myth
This fascinating book takes a very different look at Australia's most popular sporting hero, Sir Donald Bradman. Unlike the mostly reverent literature on 'The Don', this book explains how Bradman's iconic status was created and sustained, and what his popularity and heroism say about the meaning of Australian nationhood. Brett Hutchins' unique analysis reveals the mythical character of so many representations of the Don, and connects them to broader social phenomena and the cultural contexts in which they were created.
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