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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Tennis

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Edition Notes

StatementArthur Ashe with Frank Deford ; illustrated with photographs
ContributionsDeford, Frank, joint author
LC ClassificationsGV994.A7 A32
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 310 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24941003M
ISBN 100345249046
ISBN 109780345249043
LC Control Number74034465

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May 01,  · Days of Grace: A Memoir is the most moving, honest and soul-baring memoir of a sports figure that I've read. Arthur Ashe was one of the foremost and memorable sports legends of my youth and was a trailblazer in what had been an exclusive country-club sport/5. Aug 21,  · Arthur Ashe: A Life is among the best books about tennis I’ve ever read — it’s a deep, detailed, thoughtful chronicle of one of the country’s best and most important players. I wanted to hear more, though, about Ashe’s game and what sort of player he was on the court.3/4(11). Aug 15,  · Book review. Arthur Ashe gained international fame for his brilliance on the tennis court — in his prime he was one of the best players in the world and winner of three major championships Author: David Takami. Aug 22,  · Arthur Ashe is memorialized in Richmond, Virginia with a bronze statue, showing the African-American tennis player and humanitarian surrounded by children—holding a set of books .

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, – February 6, ) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian retired in He was ranked world No. 1 by Harry Hopman in Tour Finals: F (). Arthur Ashe was the first African American to win the men's singles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first African-American man to be ranked No. 1 in the Jul 10, The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Arthur Ashe - A Short Biography for Kids by Jonathan Madden at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! A short biography of Arthur Ashe, famous black tennis player and civil rights activist. ADVERTISEMENT. Product Details; Publish your book with B& Grizzlyfinecut. Discount prices on books by Arthur Ashe, including titles like Andy Murray. Click here for the lowest price.