Arthur Ashe : A Biography (Hardcover)

Author: Steins, Richard

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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. He rose to the top of the sport, winning three Grand Slam trophies and playing on the Davis Cup team. His tennis career came to an abrupt end when he suffered a heart attack while in his thirties. Ashe began a post-tennis career that included speaking out on social issues that mattered most to him, including educational excellence for African American athletes, the injustice of the apartheid system in South Africa, and better health care for all Americans. After contracting the AIDS virus through a blood transfusion, he began to speak out on the subject of AIDS in order to help people understand the disease.

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Publisher Greenwood Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9780313332999
SKU 31229153
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0313332991
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American athlete and social activist who overcame racial prejudices and segregation to break into the world of tennis.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0103
Publisher Greenwood Press
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