Levels of the Game (1979 Edition)
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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 November 1979 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback. 160 pages.