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And Bring the Darkness Home: The Tony Dell Story [9781785318511]

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And Bring the Darkness Home is a haunting exploration of how the mental scars of war destroyed an international cricket career, tore a family apart and left destitute a man who seemed to have it all. Tony Dell was the only Test cricketer to fight in the Vietnam War. His journey to the summit of the game, playing for Australia against England in the Ashes, was as unlikely and meteoric as any in cricket history. His descent was painful and harrowing. It was in his mid-60s, living in his mother's garage, that he learned the truth about what had led him on a path of self-destruction. A diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder allowed him to piece together the ruins of his life and also to search for answers, for himself and the thousands of other sufferers. The restlessness and urgency that once drove him to the top of the game was turned on authorities who refused to learn the lessons from history. PTSD robbed Tony Dell of memories of his playing career and left a palpable sense of loss. It also gave him a life-changing mission.
AUTHOR: Greg Milam is a foreign correspondent who has spent 30 years reporting on major news events around the world. He has witnessed first-hand the devastating effect of war, natural disasters and violence and has written extensively about the enormous physical and psychological damage they leave behind. An avid cricket-lover, he started his career compiling village match reports for a local newspaper in his native Hampshire.
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