Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet

Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet (Paperback)

By Simon Lister 
Publisher: Random House
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0224092243
EAN: 9780224092241
No. of Pages: 352
Publish Date: 2016-05-19
Binding: Paperback
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WINNER OF THE CRICKET SOCIETY AND MCC BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

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 hadn't 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 people's 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 game's 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.

About The Author

Simon Lister is a cricket writer and senior BBC news producer. His first book, Supercat-the authorised biography of Clive Lloyd-was short-listed for the British Sports Book of the Year award. It was, said the Guardian, 'beautifully written'. He has been a contributor to the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and has covered the county game for the Sunday Telegraph. For ten years, his magazine column, Eyewitness, appeared in The Wisden Cricketer and its successor The Cricketer.

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Title: Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet
Publisher: Random House
Author: Simon Lister
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0224092243
EAN: 9780224092241
No. of Pages: 352
Publish Date: 2016-05-19
Binding: Paperback

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