Lynn McConnell

Lynn McConnell is an award-winning New Zealand-based writer and editor with extensive newspaper experience mainly with The Southland Times (Invercargill) and Evening Post (Wellington). He now lives in Auckland where he is senior editor of Sportal NZ. He was previously NZ editor of Cricinfo.com. Conquerors of Time is his sixteenth book. He has written autobiographies with All Black Mils Muliaina, Test cricketer Ewen Chatfield and rugby-cricket double international Brian McKechnie. He compiled the Cricket Encyclopedia of New Zealand and wrote the story of New Zealand’s first 50 Test cricket victories, The First 50. His book on the world famous bayonet charge at Galatas during the Battle for Crete, Galatas 1941: Courage in Vain, won critical acclaim.

Conquerors of Time

While the world suffered the great depression in the thirties, one aspect of society was booming. Track and Field had become hugely popular and milers above all. This meticulously researched book by New Zealand journalist Lynn McConnell charts the period between the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932 and the infamous…

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