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text ¼ Arthur Ashe A Life Ï Raymond Arsenault CtThe 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 intellectualBorn in Richmond Virginia in 1943 by the age of 11 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 1985In 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 euality 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 10 months of his life to AIDS activism he died in February 1993 at the age of 49 leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity integrity and active citizenshipBased on prodigious research includingthan 100 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 eual opportunity and respec

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epub Ì Arthur Ashe A Life Ì raymond arsenault Ì ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Arthur Ashe A Life By Raymond Arsenault ➥ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk 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 barr 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 11 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 euality 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 10 months of his life to AIDS activism he died in February 1993 at the age of 49 leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity integrity and active citizenship Based on prodigious research includingthan 100 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 eual opportunity and respe

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Arthur Ashe A LifeTThe 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 intellectualBorn in Richmond Virginia in 1943 by the age of 11 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 1985In 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 euality 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 10 months of his life to AIDS activism he died in February 1993 at the age of 49 leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity integrity and active citizenshipBased on prodigious research includingthan 100 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 eual opportunity and respect