Matthew Ridge - Take No Prisoners - By Angus Gillies

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Matthew Ridge - Take No Prisoners


Written by: Angus Gillies
Category: Non Fiction, Biography, Sport

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 1869586735
ISBN 13: 9781869586737
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 272
Publisher: Moa
Date Published: 1998T
Language: English
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Condition: Very Good (1)
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Notes: Picture is of actual book. Some foxing on outer pages

Synopsis:

Matthew Ridge has approached 'Take No Prisoners' the way he approaches everything in life: he's put his heart and soul into it. Typically, he wanted this book to be different to all others about sportspeople. He's achieved that by being incredibly honest, revealing a life story that is the stuff of good fiction. Page after page the personal revelations mount up alongside his enthralling and often-startling experiences as a young Ail Black and rugby league star with Manly and the Auckland Warriors. Together, these elements give an unprecedented insight into one of our most successful and enigmatic national heroes. Raised mainly by his grandparents, Ridge had an unorthodox, yet affectionate, upbringing. But he very nearly went right off the rails in his teens, ending up in court charged with aggravated robbery. His comeback from that bleak period is an extraordinary tale of triumph. Always controversial, the trademark Ridge swagger is evident as he reveals what really went on behind all those headlines about Super League, unsettled Kiwis camps and life-threatening injuries. But along the way, the Kiwi captain probably reveals more about what was actually going on behind the swagger. Take No Prisoners is not just a sports book. It's a guided tour through the life of one of our most fascinating sports stars… and a slice of Kiwi history.

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