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Silence of the Heart: Cricket Suicides Hardcover – April 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-1840184068 ISBN-10: 184018406X Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184018406X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840184068
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,783,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Frith has been playing, watching and writing about the sport for fifty years. He was the founding editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly and has been editor of The Cricketer. Two of his previous books, Pageant of Cricket and a biography of A.E. Stoddart, 'My Dear Victorious Stod', have won the Cricket Society Literary Award.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
A well researced book giving good insights into the subject matter.Some of the cases seem to be a little loosely connected with the game but that does not take away the fact that an inordinate number of people connected with game do take their own lives. A very good read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter M. Olsen on January 31, 2014
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A sad look at the pressures and the beguiling way cricket can prey on those depressive, negative thoughts and pressures that sportsmen suffer from. And the loneliness. Seems cricket attracts suicides and depression more than most sports do. Going way back to the 19th and early 20th Centuries was for me a bit repetitive but there again the book is a history on suicides so I mustn't complain.
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