Shortlist year: 
2013
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Book cover 'Bradman’s War' by Malcolm Knox

The Australian and English Test cricketers who fought and survived together in WWII came home planning to resume the Ashes in a new spirit of friendship. Australia's legendary captain had something else in mind.

The 1948 'Invincibles' are the only Australian team to complete a tour of England undefeated. Knox exposes the mixed feelings among the fans, commentators and players about how their feats were achieved. At its heart was a rift between players who had experienced the horrors of active duty, epitomised by the fiery RAAF pilot Keith Miller, and those who had not, such as the invalided Bradman