A Terrible Splendor (Paperback)Marshall Jon Fisher (author)
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 08/09/2010
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Taking place on Wimbledon's Center Court on July 20, 1937, the five-set contest often called the greatest match ever played pitted the dominant Don Budge against the dashing Baron Gottfried von Cramm. The match pitted the world's number one tennis player against the number two, America against Germany, democracy against fascism. One champion played for the pride of his country, and the other--a shocking truth hidden behind his aristocratic facade--played for his life. Meanwhile, a third protagonist prowled the sidelines: American tennis great Billl Tilden, the man who created the modern game, now mentor to von Cramm and possessor of his own dark secret. Set at a time when sports and politics were inextricably linked, A Terrible Splendor moves gracefully between the tennis match for the ages, the dramatic lives of its three champions, and the events leading Germany, Britain, and Amierca into global war.
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 204 x 132 x 20 mm
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