The Rise of the Phoenix - Peter Joyce
The Rise of the Phoenix by Peter Joyce is a fascinating account of South Africa's post-isolation sporting experiences. The author offsets the triumphs that brought the nation glory when the country was finally reintegrated and welcomed back into the international sporting arena against events that set it apart in the dark days of apartheid. Covering the feats of our golfing greats, swimming sensations, rugby heroes and cricketing giants, this book also reveals the successes South Africans have achieved in lesser-known sporting codes, such as mountaineering and motocross. Factual yet entertaining, historically accurate yet anecdotal, this is an ideal gift book or collector's item whether you are a sports fan, a history buff or just a proud South African.