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Big Bill Tilden : the triumphs and the tragedy

Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The classic biography of America & rsquo;s first tennis starWhen he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world & rsquo;s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920s he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: William T Tilden; William T Tilden
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Deford
ISBN: 9781453220672 1453220674 1306594561 9781306594561
OCLC Number: 799050370
Notes: "This work is an outgrowth of a two-part magazine series written by Mr. Deford for Sports illustrated (January 13, January 20, 1975)."
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Frank Deford.
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The classic biography of America & rsquo;s first tennis starWhen he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world & rsquo;s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920s he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent & mdash;he completed his first book on tennis in the three weeks before his first Wimbledon triumph & mdash;Tilden & rsquo;s success came with a dark side. This classic biography by legendary sports writer Frank Deford tells of Tilden & rsquo;s dominance, which was unlike anything the sport had ever seen & mdash;and the big man & rsquo;s tragic fall.

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