Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Essential All Blackography

The Essential ALL BLACKOGRAPHY by Ron Palenski
Published by Upstart Press, RRP $39.99 (a bargain for this handsome hardback!)

The indispensable guide to every All Black from one of New Zealand’s most respected sports writers!

Lavish new edition of this indispensable guide to every All Blacks from the very first player — James Allan in 1884 to the most recent crop selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2016. A headshot of every player — many in full colour — is accompanied by a potted biography, including all playing statistics. This is the most comprehensive book on the 1100+ players to have represented New Zealand in rugby ever published.

First published in 2007, The ALL BLACKOGRAPHY was a runaway bestseller. This beautifully produced edition is bigger, brighter and better than its predecessor. Also included is a chapter on the evolution of the famous All Blacks jersey and a comprehensive statistical section.

About the author:
Dr Ron Palenski is one of New Zealand’s most respected sports writers. A former correspondent for NZPA and deputy editor of The Dominion newspaper, Ron has authored some of this country’s biggest selling sports books.

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