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American Colossus : Big Bill Tilden and the creation of modern tennis

Author: Allen M Hornblum
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tall, flamboyant player with a striking appearance, Bill Tilden didn't just play tennis; he performed with a singular style that separated him from other top athletes. Tilden remains arguably the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hornblum, Allen M.
American Colossus.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017037675
(OCoLC)1009311343
Named Person: William T Tilden; William T Tilden
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen M Hornblum
ISBN: 9781496204332 1496204336 9781496204318 149620431X
OCLC Number: 1021244147
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1; 1. â#x80;#x9C;A Game of Societyâ#x80;#x9D;; 2. â#x80;#x9C;A Useless Kid Who Would Never Be Worth Anythingâ#x80;#x9D;; 3. â#x80;#x9C;Always Keep Mentally Alertâ#x80;#x9D;; Part 2; 4. â#x80;#x9C;A Year of Living Triumphantlyâ#x80;#x9D;; 5. â#x80;#x9C;You Hit Too Hardâ#x80;#x9D;; 6. â#x80;#x9C;No Ordinary Manâ#x80;#x9D;; 7. â#x80;#x9C;The Boss of All Tennis Playersâ#x80;#x9D;; 8. â#x80;#x9C;Evil Influenceâ#x80;#x9D;; 9. â#x80;#x9C;The Greatest Wizard the Game Has Knownâ#x80;#x9D;; Part 3; 10. â#x80;#x9C;Three against Oneâ#x80;#x9D;; 11. â#x80;#x9C;Decidedly Unlike Tildenâ#x80;#x9D;; 12. â#x80;#x9C;Tilden Has Been a Stormy Petrelâ#x80;#x9D;; Part 4; 13. â#x80;#x9C;A Burning Affection for the Gameâ#x80;#x9D; 14. â#x80;#x9C;Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minorâ#x80;#x9D;Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Allen M. Hornblum ; foreword by John Newcombe.

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