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Description - Iron Eagle by Dean Cox

HE STOOD TALL, PLAYED HARD AND FLEW HIGH For fifteen seasons, Dean Cox was the 'Iron Eagle', a seemingly indestructible 203-centimetre ruckman at the heart of a famous - and at times, controversial - West Coast Eagle side. Tough, loyal, relentless and highly skilled, the big man from the Dampier Archipelago rose from humble beginnings to become the lynchpin of the Eagles' famous 2006 premiership, a six-time All-Australian champion and, ultimately, the West Coast Eagles' record-holder for most games played. Iron Eagle is Dean Cox's incredible and inspiring autobiography - a no-holds-barred chronicle of a wild childhood in the Pilbara that evolved into a glorious football career. With unflinching honesty, Cox takes us inside West Coast's glory years - the big games, magic moments and thrilling battles - and lifts the lid on the tumultuous period that followed the Eagles' epic 2006 flag win. THE INSPIRING TALE OF AN EAGLE WHO SOARED TO THE SUMMIT OF THE AFL

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742612706
ISBN-10: 1742612709
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Macmillan Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Dean Cox

Dean Cox is a naturally gifted sportsman who grew up in the iron-ore town of Dampier in the famous Pilbara region of Western Australia. He played for the Dampier Sharks and East Perth clubs before being drafted by the West Coast Eagles in 2001. Cox's 204cm and 107kg frame made him one of the biggest men and pre-eminent ruckmen in the AFL and he soon made his presence felt, leading the Eagles to a grand final in 2005 and claiming the premiership flag in 2006. He won the club's best and fairest award in 2008 and, in 2014, broke the club record for most games played. He married Kerry Lavell in December 2011 and they welcomed a daughter, Charlotte Ivy in December 2012. Cox co-owns a seafood restaurant, Beluga, in Claremont with teammate Andrew Embley.

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