Levels of the Game (1969 Edition)
John McPhee’s celebrated Levels of the Game is a stroke-by-stroke breakdown of Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner’s 1968 match at Forest Hills. “McPhee has produced what is probably the best tennis book ever written. On the surface it is a joint profile of Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner, but underneath it is considerably more — namely, a highly original way of looking at human behavior…He proves his point with consummate skill and journalistic artistry. You are the way you play, he is saying. The court is life.” -Donald Jackson, Life
By John McPhee. Published September 1969 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. 160 pages.