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Born to win : the authorized biography of Althea Gibson

Author: Frances Clayton Gray; Yanick Rice Lamb
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the life of the first black woman to cross the color line in tournament tennis, from her childhood in Harlem to her victories in 1957 and 1958 when she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, Frances Clayton, 1943-
Born to win.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2004
(OCoLC)647077595
Named Person: Althea Gibson; Althea Gibson; Althea Gibson; Althea Gibson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Clayton Gray; Yanick Rice Lamb
ISBN: 0471471658 9780471471653
OCLC Number: 54611233
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Traveling girl" --
"Holding court" --
"Champion of nothing" --
"At last! at last" --
"Playing new notes" --
"Turning pro" --
"Swing time" --
"The comeback kid" --
"Ambassador for excellence" --
"Revolutionizing the sports world" --
"A private life, a public legacy."
Responsibility: Frances Clayton Gray, Yanick Rice Lamb ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; afterword by Venus Williams.
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