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Aurum Press Limited Format Available: For most of his life he was an unexceptional estate agent in Australia. He died in obscurity, by his own hand, at the age of only He was a clumsy fielder, and a hopeless batsman. But for four years he was the best spin bowler in the world.
The story of Jack Iverson is one of the most remarkable in the history of cricket. Using a unique technique he appears to have perfects with a ping-pong ball during wartime service in Papua New Guinea, he doubled back his middle finger and found he could bowl leg breaks, top spinners and googlies, every one dropped on a perfect length and impossible to pick.
Within four years he was bowling the Australian Test side to victory over England in the Ashes series of Then, in his moment of triumph, he retired from international cricket, and was never the same bowler again.
Mystery Spinner is more than that beautifully written life of an elusive and forgotten hero who, after his brief burst of celebrity, has left strangely little trace in posterity.
And above all it is a moving study, for an age that presumes sporting prowess to be the ultimate definition of personal identity, of how skill is only half the battle in sport, and how it takes an extraordinary individual to cope successfully with extraordinary achievement.Reading, Responding, Writing.
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Brand Failures attempts to divine out the secrets to success by examining one hundred products or companies which have tanked. Some were new, others ancient, still others new ventures backed by established titans – but failure comes to all/5(42).
November 22, Witness to History is a valuable account by someone who was there, a reporter with a keen eye and a nose for tracking down promising leads.
His clear-eyed reporting is essential for anybody interested in sorting out what actually happened in Dallas/5(2).
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