Fourteen Ashes legends come together to tell the stories behind their most thrilling triumphs in the historic series - enabling cricket fans to relive these magic moments through the eyes and emotions of the men in the middle of the field, playing their hearts out for England and Australia in one of the sporting world's most intense rivalries. All the drama and intrigue of more than half a century of Ashes action is captured, from Sir Donald Bradman in the 1940s via Geoffrey Boycott and Jeff Thomson, Merv Hughes and Mark Taylor and into the new millennium, recreating all the excitement of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath taking on Michael Vaughan's England. Each player winds back the clock to reveal the tension, controversy, sledging, humour and passion involved in pursuit of glory - and the true cricketing greatness which can only ever be grasped within an Ashes series.
Sam Pilger is the author of Victory! The Battle for the Ashes 2005 and Manchester United's Best XI, and is currently the editor of the Official Sachin Tendulkar Opus. He has covered Ashes series, World Cup finals, Champions League finals and Olympic Games for the likes of The Times Magazine, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday and The Cricketer.