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Days of Grace: A Memoir
Arthur Ashe
0345386817
May 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Tennis star and political activist Ashe's eloquent autobiography was a 10-week PW bestseller. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
YA-An introspective and poignant book that is well-worth reading. With the help of Langston Hughes's biographer, Ashe has written a very absorbing account of his life. He tells of his mother's death when he was six years old and the strong influence of his loving but demanding father that stood him in good stead when he entered the all-white world of tennis in the 1960s. He recounts his athletic career and the difficulties he experienced on the court with players such as John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. But the major portion of the book focuses on the 1980s, during which time he had two heart operations and...


The Discovery of King Arthur
Geoffrey Ashe
0750942118
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Did King arthur actually exist? Ashe approaches the question from a unique angle offering convincing proof that a man known as Arthur existed and that he was more like the Arthur of legend than has ever been expected.

About the Author
Geoffrey Ashe, the author of A Guidebook to Arthurian Britain, Avalonian Quest, and The Quest for Arthur's Britain, is a historian and chairman of Debrett's Arthurian committee.


Arthur Ashe: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies Series)
Richard Steins
0313332991
September 2005
Library Binding
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Review
“Steins's biography of Ashe focuses on how the tennis player overcame segregation and racial prejudice to win three Grand Slam trophies and how he fought on behalf of blacks in apartheid South Africa and those suffering from AIDS after the heart problems that ended his tennis career and left him infected with the AIDS virus. In-depth time lines help students understand the significant contributions of the featured subjects....[v]aluable source for student reports.”–MultiCultural Review
“Success is a journey, not an outcome. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Sharing Arthur Ashes words and the way he conducted his life is a better model for students than they see in many contemporary tennis pros, whose short tempers and bad manners are often highlighted in the media. Ashes protests...


Arthur ASHE-Tennis Champion
Ted Weissberg
0870677810
January 1993
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Presents the life of an important black athlete and tennis player, Arthur Ashe.


I Remember Arthur ASHE: Memories of a True Tennis Pioneer and Champion of Social Causes by the People Who Knew Him
Mike Towle
1581821492
February 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Next in the I Remember... series is I Remember Arthur Ashe, a collection of firsthand accounts by friends, colleagues, coaches, journalists and others acquainted with Ashe in any number of ways. Edited by sportswriter Mike Towle, the book addresses not only the rarefied world of the tennis champion, but also the interplay between celebrity and race politics. Ashe, raised in a Southern, middle-class family and winner at Wimbledon and the U.S. and Australian Open tournaments, used his fame to spread awareness of apartheid and AIDS. The people who knew him lovingly chronicle his inspiring life. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
"I Remember Pete Maravich" is a beautiful hardcover book that details the professional career and personal example...


Arthur ASHE: Athlete and Activist
Kevin Cunningham
1592962289
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-8. With an open design, clear text, and lots of action photographs, this biography in the Journey to Freedom: The African American Library series tells the compelling story of the tennis champion and his politics. The facts of prejudice are here as Ashe learns tennis on segregated courts. But words and pictures show him in glorious action on the court, where he makes sports history. That he was no perfect hero adds to the drama. Although he eventually became a leading activist in the fight against apartheid, he felt guilty for not marching for civil rights, and he was attacked for playing tennis in apartheid South Africa. There are no source notes, even for direct quotes, but the book includes a detailed time line, a glossary, and a brief bibliography. Other titles in this new series are listed in the series roundup...


Arthur Ashe: Young Tennis Champion
Paul Mantell
0689873468
January 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 3-5. Sports and civil rights are both part of the drama in this fictionalized biography in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Growing up in segregated Richmond, Virginia, Ashe encountered vicious prejudice, including exclusion from the tennis court near his home. Even so, he went on to become an international star on the U.S. tennis team, and he broke the color barrier in the sport. The dialogue, thoughts, and feelings are made up, but the history is accurate. Readers will be caught by the details of Ashe's training, his game techniques, and his victories as well as by his important, sometimes controversial roles in the civil rights struggle and the antiapartheid movement. Despite the series title, there is much here about Ashe's adult life, though the focus is on his public role. Illustrated with occasional...


The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I): Up Close and Personal with the Greatest Names in Sports
Tom Callahan
0609609424
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For ex-Time magazine and Washington Post sportswriter Callahan, it’s not the action or the score that counts; it’s the athletes, revealed most candidly in their moments of downtime, inattention and frailty. In a series of loose-jointed profiles and shaggy-dog stories organized by sport, Callahan presents punchy, profane, often heartbreaking vignettes from five decades or so of reporting—in tennis, for example, he considers everything from the hoopla of the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match to a random encounter with John McEnroe as the famous player sits necking with a woman in a car on a secluded country lane. His vivid, acerbic writing delivers pungent thumbnail sketches of such luminaries as Pete Rose ("he had a gap-toothed grin and was given to flinging himself flat and breaststroking like a...


Hard Road to Glory: Basketball
Arthur Ashe
1567430376
October 1993
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up-This three-volume reference source on the history of black atheletes, first published in 1988, has been revised to include current events and people. Volume one covers 1619-1918; volume two 1919-1945; and volume three 1946 to the present. It's an imposing piece of work, for it took 10 years of meticulous research to chase down rumors, check facts, and investigate each slim lead. Hundreds of athletes came to light, such as George Poage, the first black to win an Olympic medal; and Marshall Taylor, world cycling champion of 1899. The format is the same for all three volumes, and the contents are easily accessible. There are chapters on each major sport, and historical information is presented from the African-American viewpoint within each one. Key players, teams, and events are featured in...


Discovery of King Arthur
Geoffrey Ashe
0805001158
January 1987
Paperback
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Review
"Ashe is not the first historian to conclude that a real British ruler lurks behind the fantastic extravagances of Arthurian legend, but he is the first to locate a plausible and historically recorded candidate for the honor. He makes a good case for his man, and his account of tracking the fellow down is as intriguing as a detective story."—The Atlantic

"As Ashe eloquently illustrates . . . the true importance of Arthur (and Camelot) does not reside in a possible fifth-century monarch . . . The power of Arthurus Rex lies in humanity's need to believe in the possibility of such a figure's returning to lead the race into a redemptive golden era. So long as mankind does not vanquish the possibility of that occurrence, the once and future king will always be with us."—Los Angeles...

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