9780224092241-0224092243-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

ISBN-13: 9780224092241
ISBN-10: 0224092243
Author: Lister, Simon
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780224092241
ISBN-10: 0224092243
Author: Lister, Simon
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lister, Simon wrote Fire in Babylon: How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet comprising 352 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0224092243 and 9780224092241. Since then Fire in Babylon: How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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