Wally Lewis: Forever the King

Front Cover
University of Queensland Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages
0 Reviews
From his heroic exploits playing schoolboy Rugby League for Queensland and Rugby Union for Australia, Wally Lewis carved out a brilliant representative career spanning three decades.A player of truly awesome skill and power, he became the all-conquering Emperor of Lang Park and the controversial King of Australian Rugby League.Dominating the early, tempestuous years of State of Origin football, he was the first player signed by the Brisbane Broncos - only to be sacked as captain and dramatically cut from the club. Plagued by injury, he struggled against both politics and pain to stay at the top of one of the world's toughest sports.Drawing on his acclaimed earlier trilogy (King Wally, Wally and the Broncos and The Emperor), award-winning writer Adrian McGregor tells in graphic detail the inside stories, the disasters and triumphs of Wally Lewis's eventful life and playing career, including his life after football.The first complete biography of this legendary champion, Wally Lewis: Forever The King makes available in one highly readable volume League's most engrossing personal saga.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2004)

Simon Schamais University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and the prize-winning author of seventeen books, including The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, the History of Britaintrilogy and The Story of the Jews. He is a contributing editor of the Financial Timesand his award-winning television work as writer and presenter for the BBC includes the fifteen-part A History of Britainand the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art.



Bibliographic information