Fire in Babylon : how the West Indies cricket team brought a people to its feet / Simon Lister.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Yellow Jersey Press,
ISBN: 9780224092227 (hbk.) :
Between 1975 and 1994 the West Indies dominated cricket's empire, feared for their ferocious pace and the brutal beauty of their play. This disparate group of men, from islands across the Caribbean, came together to play for a nation that existed only on a pitch, fighting under a flag that only flew from a pavilion roof. The team dominated for 19 years, but their success on the pitch went far beyond the game - it gave meaning and liberation to a nation still fighting the legacy of 300 years of slavery, and a people scattered across the globe. Tracing the remarkable journey from their notorious defeat in 1975 to world dominance shortly after, Simon Lister tells the story of how determination, controversy and 'pace like fire' came to become one of the greatest stories sport has ever known.
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm
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