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The Resource Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet, Simon Lister

Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet, Simon Lister

Label
Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet
Title
Fire in Babylon
Title remainder
how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet
Statement of responsibility
Simon Lister
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the full extraordinary story of the West Indies cricket team, from the 'Calypso Cricketers' notorious defeat to Australia in 1975, to world dominance shortly after. Explores how determination, controversy and 'pace like fire' came to change the lives of many. Expands on a successful and well-reviewed documentary of the same name.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lister, Simon
Dewey number
  • 796.35809729
  • 796.3'58'09729
  • 796.35809729
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV928
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cricket
  • Sport
  • Biography: sport
  • Cricket
  • National liberation & independence, post-colonialism
  • History of sport
  • c 1970 to c 1979
  • West Indies
  • c 1980 to c 1989
  • History: specific events & topics
  • Sports teams & clubs
  • General & world history
  • Colonialism & imperialism
  • Politics & government
  • 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999
Summary expansion
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'I doubt there will be a better book written about this period in West Indies cricket history.' Clive Lloyd Cricket had never been played like this. Cricket had never meant so much. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadnt always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would at last throw off the shackles that had hindered the region for centuries. Nowhere else had a game been so closely connected to a peoples past and their future hopes; nowhere else did cricket liberate a people like it did in the Caribbean. For almost two decades, Clive Lloyd and then Vivian Richards led the batsmen and bowlers who changed the way cricket was played and changed the way a whole nation which existed only on a cricket pitch - saw itself. With their pace like fire and their scorching batting, these sons of cane-cutters and fishermen brought pride to a people which had been stifled by 300 years of slavery, empire and colonialism. Their cricket roused the Caribbean and antagonised the games traditionalists. Told by the men who made it happen and the people who watched it unfold, Fire in Babylon is the definitive story of the greatest team that sport has known
Label
Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet, Simon Lister
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023934688
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780224092227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet, Simon Lister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023934688
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780224092227
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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