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Arthur Ashe : a biography

Author: Richard Steins
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2005.
Series: Greenwood biographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Profiles the life story of the great African American tennis player who helped break down the racial barriers of tennis and went on to become one of the great champions of the game.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Arthur Ashe; Arthur Ashe; Arthur Ashe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Steins
ISBN: 0313332991 9780313332999
OCLC Number: 60671758
Description: xix, 103 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Richmond: the early years --
Growing up playing tennis --
The top of the tennis world --
Opportunities and challenges --
Davis Cup captain --
Business and education --
Tragedy and triumph --
The final year --
The legacy of Arthur Ashe.
Series Title: Greenwood biographies.
Responsibility: Richard Steins.
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Born in the segregated South in 1943, Ashe overcame racial prejudices and segregation to break into the world of tennis, which had traditionally been dominated by whites.  Read more...


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"Steins's biography of Ashe focuses on how the tennis player overcame segregation and racial prejudice to win three Grand Slam trophies and how he fought on behalf of blacks in apartheid South Africa Read more...

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