Big Jack My Sporting Life by John Elliott
My Sporting Life
by John Elliott
Schwartz Publishing, 2003, [First Edition], [Signed], colour and b/w photographic plates, includes promotional bookmark, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1863951172
As New Condition, Signed By Author on title page
'Whether you love him or hate him, footy won't be the same without John Elliott. 'Big Jack' is written with the same forthright, no holds barred, raconteur manner in which John Elliott is renowned as the president of the Carlton Football Club, as president of the Federal Liberal Party and as a captain of industry.
This book gives a fascinating insight into the man, his influences and the politics, culture, players and coaches at his beloved and beleaguered Carlton footy club. He offers his advice and predictions on the future of the AFL and names the teams who he believes should get the axe.
More than just a football book, Elliott recounts episodes including the "Fosterisation" of Britain and The Melbourne Cup, his special relationship with Princess Di and Prince Charles, and occasions with high profile acquaintances including Paul Keating, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke.
This is a compelling read by one of Australia's most prominent and controversial individuals.'