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Arthur Ashe A Biography (Hardcover)

Author:  Richard Steins
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0313332991
ISBN-13: 9780313332999
Sku: 31229153
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  103
Age Range:  NA
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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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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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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0103
Product attributePublisher:   Greenwood Press
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