The Resource Arthur Ashe : a life, Raymond Arsenault, (electronic resource)

Arthur Ashe : a life, Raymond Arsenault, (electronic resource)

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Arthur Ashe : a life
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Arthur Ashe
Title remainder
a life
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Raymond Arsenault
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eng
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The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe--the Jackie Robinson of men's tennis--a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state's most talented black tennis players. Jim Crow restrictions barred Ashe from competing with whites. Still, in 1960 he won the National Junior Indoor singles title, which led to a tennis scholarship at UCLA. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he won both the US Amateur title and the first US Open title, rising to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world's most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this revelatory biography, Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe's rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. In 1988, after completing a three-volume history of African-American athletes, he was diagnosed with AIDS, a condition he revealed only four years later. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, he died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Raymond Arsenault's insightful and compelling biography puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect
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Arsenault, Raymond
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796.342092
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GV994.A84
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A7 2018ab
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autobiography
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Read by Desean Terry
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  • Ashe, Arthur
  • African American tennis players
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Arthur Ashe : a life, Raymond Arsenault, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (32 hr., 18 min., 8 sec.))
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9781508260950
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Arthur Ashe : a life, Raymond Arsenault, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (32 hr., 18 min., 8 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508260950
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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(OCoLC)1049568512
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