Days of Grace

A Memoir

by Arthur Ashe

Days of Grace

Paperback, 352 pages, Random House, List Price: $5.99 | purchase

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Arthur Ashe

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The late tennis champion, activist, and AIDS victim remembers his experiences in the segregated South of his youth, his triumphs on the court, his family and religious life, and his struggle with his disease. Reprint.

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These Three Gentleman Jocks Rock At Writing

When Arthur Ashe wrote Days of Grace in 1993 (with Arnold Rampersad), he'd been retired from tennis for a decade. However, diagnosed with AIDS, he was in the midst of fighting his most punishing adversary in a life defined by overcoming fierce challenges. Ashe broke the color barrier in men's tennis, becoming the first African-American man to win the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open, and captain the U.S. Davis Cup team. His talent on the page is equally

Jon Reiner

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