In 1959, a unique set of collectable cards was produced to celebrate the careers of 50 of the leading cricketers of the day. These cards are now very rare and hugely sought after. This book commemorates the 40th anniversary of the cards' first appearance, reproducing each of the 50 originals in detail. They are accompanied by present-day interviews with the cricketers concerned, in which they look back over the glory days of their career and comment on the future of the game. The late '50s and early '60s were a golden age in English cricket history, and the roll call of those featured here--among them such greats as Trevor Bailey, Fred Truman, Alec Bedser, and Brian Close--reads like a hall of fame.
About the Author :
Frank Keating has contributed to Class of '59: From Bailey to Wooller: The Golden Age of County Cricket .
FRANK KEATING has held many government positions, including assistant secretary of the Department of the Treasury and associate attorney general of the United States. He is currently the governor of Oklahoma, an office he has held since 1995. Governor Keating lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
MIKE WIMMER has illustrated many heralded books for children, including "Home Run," which was called a "grand slam" in a starred review from "Publishers Weekly, "and "Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh," which won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. He lives in Oklaho
|Title:||Class of '59: From Bailey to Wooller: The Golden Age of County Cricket||Publisher:||Mainstream Publishing Company|
|Author:||Westcott, Chris Westcott, Frank Keating|
|No. of Pages:||256|
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