Days of Grace: A Memoir by Arthur Ashe

Days of Grace: A Memoir by Arthur Ashe

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Describes the triumphs, intrigues, politics and personalities Arthur Ashe encountered on the professional tennis circuit and of the celebrity world in general, from John McEnroe to Robert Kennedy. The book shows how the greatest challenge to Ashe's health was the never-ending burden of racism.

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Born in 1943 in Virginia against a backdrop of the civil rights movement and black power struggle, Arthur Ashe discovered tennis - a white man's sport - in the segregated South. Defeating racial prejudice, in 1963 he was representing the US at the Davis Cup matches when the US was exploding with violence over civil rights. He went on to win the US Open in 1968 and the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1975. The same qualities in overcoming the odds with courage and dignity are mirrored in Ashe's more recent ordeal - his battle with a weak heart and subsequently against AIDS, contracted during a blood transfusion while undergoing heart surgery in 1983 before the time that screening of donated blood was compulsory. This memoir describes the triumphs, intrigues, politics and personalities Arthur Ashe encountered in the professional tennis circuit and of the celebrity world in general, from John McEnroe to Robert Kennedy. The book shows how the greatest challenge to Ashe's health is the never-ending burden of racism, and explores the conflicts of enduring a terrible ordeal in the full glare of publicity.

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SKU GOR003229238
Title Days of Grace: A Memoir
Author By (author) Arthur Ashe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0434033014
ISBN 13 9780434033010
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Born in 1943 in Virginia against a backdrop of the civil rights movement and black power struggle, Arthur Ashe discovered tennis - a white man's sport - in the segregated South. Defeating racial prejudice, in 1963 he was representing the US at the Davis Cup matches when the US was exploding with violence over civil rights. He went on to win the US Open in 1968 and the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1975. The same qualities in overcoming the odds with courage and dignity are mirrored in Ashe's more recent ordeal - his battle with a weak heart and subsequently against AIDS, contracted during a blood transfusion while undergoing heart surgery in 1983 before the time that screening of donated blood was compulsory. This memoir describes the triumphs, intrigues, politics and personalities Arthur Ashe encountered in the professional tennis circuit and of the celebrity world in general, from John McEnroe to Robert Kennedy. The book shows how the greatest challenge to Ashe's health is the never-ending burden of racism, and explores the conflicts of enduring a terrible ordeal in the full glare of publicity.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003229238
Title Days of Grace: A Memoir
Author By (author) Arthur Ashe
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 0434033014
ISBN 13 9780434033010
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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