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A Delicate Game: Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice

by Hana Walker-Brown

A footballer dies of dementia, younger than he should A 14-year old-rugby player is told to play on through multiple blows. He never wakes up from the last one A scientist reveals a pattern of brain disease in NFL players and is discredited A survivor of domestic abuse can't remember details when standing up in court From the creator of the award-winning podcast A Beautiful Brain. This is the story of the degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussive and sub-concussive trauma. It is also a story of power, of science and sport, and of the bodies that society deems worth sacrificing. It is an investigation that explores the truth about concussion in sport and beyond it, from the social dynamics that send young and often underprivileged men into violent sports, to the scientists searching for truth and the families living with consequences. This story belongs to those families. A Delicate Game explores the passion and fury of sport, truth and justice, violence against women, privilege, love, greed, hope and redemption. It's going to change the way you think about sport forever. Reviews "It is hard to summarise the level of skill required to execute a multifaceted book like this. A book with real depth that will stay with me for a long time. The literary world of investigative journalism has just gained a great new talent." Dr Soph Praise for The Beautiful Brain " Thoughtful, compelling and frequently hard-hitting, The Beautiful Brain is a powerful cri-de-Coeur against an industry failure to protect those who keep it afloat." - Fiona Sturgess, The Financial Times "A lovely and painful listen. Lovely because of the care and tenderness Walker-Brown puts into her work; painful because of the subject matter. The Beautiful Brain is essential listening" - Miranda Sawyer, The Observer "I can't stop thinking about its core message - the breadth or argument and depth of detail are remarkable." - Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times "It's gripping and essential - if often overwhelmingly poignant and righteously enraging, as much a call-to-arms as a piece of investigative journalism." -Esquire Magazine "Hana's attention to detail and storytelling skills have created something that is having and will continue to have a lot of impact." - Halina Haag, PHD Researcher and Brain Trauma Survivor "A simple thank you is not reflective of the impact of this story, and it's delivery." - Jodie Marshall, Canadian Council for First Aid Education and British Red Cross

352 pages.

ISBN: 9781529348071

€ 18.75 

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Date of Publication: 25/03/2022

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