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The Awa Book of New Zealand Sports Writing (Paperback)

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Triumphs, disasters, magic moments, and controversies abound in this collection of writing by top New Zealand sportswriters. The material ranges from reporting and commentary to fiction and poetry and is packed full of terrific stories, including Edmund Hillary's conquest of Everest, Jack Lovelock?s famous 1,500-meter victory in the shadow of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and Jean Batten?s daring, first solo flight from England to New Zealand that same year. Politics and sports come together in a gripping account of the protests, arrests, and controversy surrounding the South African rugby team?s 1981 tour of New Zealand?and the defection 19 years later of South African netball player Irene van Dyk to play for New Zealand. Overall, more than 30 sports are represented, including fly-fishing, motor racing, sailing, archery, and cricket.


Publisher Awa Pr
Mfg Part# 9780958291620
SKU 213655581
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0958291624
Release Date 9/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Awa Press
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