Overview:Half-Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934 - Wisden Sports Writing - Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic efforts made for a heady spectacle. England's Ashes Test victory at Lord's (later known as Verity's match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it "the best round of golf ever played". And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia's Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hat-trick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9781472908926. It was written by the following authors: Robert Winder. Book Half-Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934 - Wisden Sports Writing, which can be read online, published by the company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2015-05-21 00:00:00. It has 272 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 536 g. File for download Half-Time: The Glorious Summer of 1934 - Wisden Sports Writing has PDF format and is called half-time-the-glorious-summer-of-1934-wisden-sports-writing.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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