Basil D'Oliveira by Peter Oborne
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Basil D'Oliveira
By Peter Oborne

Basil D'Oliveira

Cricket and Controversy

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Basil D'Oliveira by Peter Oborne

Book Awards

  • Winner of WH Smith Sports Book of the Year Award 2005.
  • Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Biography 2005.

Book Description

There have been innumerable biographies of cricketers. Peter Oborne's outstanding biography of Basil D'Oliveira is something else. It brings together sport, politics and race. It is the story of how a black South African defied incredible odds and came to play cricket for England, of how a single man escaped from apartheid and came to fulfil his prodigious sporting potential. It is a story of the conquest of racial prejudice, both in South Africa and in the heart of the English sporting establishment. The story comes to its climax in the so-called D'Oliveira Affair of 1968, when John Vorster, the South African Prime Minister, banned the touring MCC side because of the inclusion of a black man.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316725729
ISBN-10: 0316725722
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne is the highly-regarded Political Columnist of the SPECTATOR and contributes widely to current affairs programmes on radio and TV.

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