Arthur Ashe: A Life (Signed by the Author)

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    "The comprehensive and authoritative Arthur Ashe: A Life — a New York Times Notable Book — delves into the tennis legend’s off-court endeavors and places Ashe in the social and cultural context he helped transform. This copy is signed by author Raymond Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and one of the nation’s leading civil rights historians. “For those who have long admired Ashe, this close look at his life offers even more evidence that he was more than a great player; he was an extraordinary person…Arthur Ashe: A Life is among the best books about tennis I’ve ever read — it’s a deep, detailed, thoughtful chronicle of one of the country’s best and most important players.” -The New York Times Book Review

    “Raymond Arsenault’s magisterial biography of Arthur Ashe reconstructs the life of a true gentleman and scholar-athlete, a champion on and off the court who became one of the most admirable figures in the history of sports.” -Ambassador Andrew Young"

  • Signed by author Raymond Arsenault. Published August 2018 by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 784 pages.

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

Arthur Ashe stood at the nexus of sport, culture and politics, and exemplified the power of grace through his sportsmanlike approach to all on- and off-court matters. His tennis-related achievements were only a small part of his life’s story, paling in comparison to what he considered his most important endeavors: affecting social change and extending opportunity and dignity to all people.

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