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by Arthur Ashe

Category: Miscellaneous
Subcategory: Outdoor Sports
Author: Arthur Ashe
ISBN: 1567430376
ISBN13: 978-1567430370
Language: English
Publisher: HarperPB; Reprint edition (August 1, 1993)
Pages: 288
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The story of the African-American athlete in basketball is one of omission to domination - at least on the court

The story of the African-American athlete in basketball is one of omission to domination - at least on the court. Ashe traces this development from the club players of the 1920s to the colleges - including the achievements of athletes in the traditional black colleges - and on the professional basketball players of today.

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African Americans - Sports - History, African American athletes. Includes bibliographies and indexes. New York, NY : Warner Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ibrary; phillipsacademy; americana. 1619-1918 - 1919-1945 - Since 1946.

Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Arthur Ashe Sr. (d. 1989) and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe . 1989) and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe on July 10, 1943. Ashe was also an active civil rights supporter.

Ashe was the first African-American athlete to receive lucrative endorsement deals, and ushered in the possibility for . More than any other athlete of the modern era-with the possible exception of Muhammad Ali-he transcended the world of sports

Ashe was the first African-American athlete to receive lucrative endorsement deals, and ushered in the possibility for future black sports figures. Fairfax Media/Getty Images. More than any other athlete of the modern era-with the possible exception of Muhammad Ali-he transcended the world of sports. In late August 2018, amidst the excitement of the 50th . His name, they pointed out, fittingly had graced the world's largest tennis stadium for more than 20 years.

A Hard Road to Glory book. Chapter OneThe Beginnings to 1918BeginningsNo sport has had as profound an effect on the lives of African-Americans as boxing. Professional bouts have led to racial murders, and injuries to fighters have caused permanent physical and mental harm. Yet the sport retains a viselike grip on the imagination of all of us. There seems to be something primeval about hand-to-hand c Chapter OneThe Beginnings to 1918BeginningsNo sport has had as profound an effect on the lives of African-Americans as boxing.

A History of the African American Athlete : The African-American Athlete in Baseball. This passionate look at the sport is more than a baseball story. It is also a social history of the nation. Using the statistics of the past - someknown and hidden, others unknown and only recently ferreted out - Ashe puts the African-American baseball player back into the game.

Arthur Ashe was the first African American player to compete in the .

Arthur Ashe was the first African American player to compete in the international sport of tennis at the highest level of the game. After an early retirement from sports due to heart surgery, Ashe used his sportsman profile and legendary poise to promote human rights, education, and public health. Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia. Ashe won an Emmy Award for writing a television version of his work.

Arthur Ashe was the first African American to win the men's singles titles at Wimbledon and the . Open, and the first African-American man to be ranked No. 1 in the world. The tennis great also wrote a history of African-American athletes: A Hard Road to Glory (three volumes, published in 1988) and served as national campaign chairman of the American Heart Association. After news of his condition became public, Ashe poured himself into the work of raising awareness about AIDS.

The story of the African-American athlete in basketball is one of omission to domination -- at least on the court.  Ashe traces this development from the club players of the 1920s to the colleges -- including the achievements of athletes in the traditional black colleges -- and on the professional basketball players of today. The text and reference materials for this book were taken from the three-volume set,A Hard Road to Glory,and combined into this single volume.

Comments to eBook A Hard Road To Glory: A History Of The African American Athlete
Ginaun
I have to congratulate myself--I seem to be very adept at choosing excellent books to read.

Allow me to briefly mention the string of books that led me to this gold mine. My mother loaned me a book called "Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane which is about growing up in apartheid South Africa. Mark mentioned that one of his childhood heroes was Arthur Ashe because of Arthur Ashe's vocal opposition to apartheid. So, because of that I decided to get Arthur Ashe's autobiography titled: "Days of Grace". While reading "Days of Grace" Arthur mentioned that he had helped write the multi-volume book of topic, "A Hard Road to Glory" (which has it's titled closely linked to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom").

This book is superbly interesting, especially for any sports fanatic like myself. Most of us know of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1945 but we hardly know of the myriad of acclaimed Black athletes before him. I'd never heard of jockeys such as Isaac Murphy or Oliver Lewis (winner of the inaugural Kentucky Derby); or boxers such as George Dixon or Joe Gans (a boxing champ before Jack Johnson); or cyclists such as Marshall Taylor and other athletes.

This book covers mostly the late 19th and early 20th century. It mentions little known but no-less spectacular athletes in boxing, horse racing, cycling, track and field, baseball, football and basketball. The book is very brief at 191 pages but only 109 pages dedicated to historical text. The remaining is references to athletes, their sport, era and position and also the bibliography. There are some great pictures in the book as well going back as far as 1892 and an etching dated 1810!

This book, at the very least, is an excellent reference book for anyone wanting to know more about early sports participation by Black athletes. Heck, this book could even serve as your Jeopardy! starter's kit.
Runemane
Books like this in good condition are hard to find. Plus when your looking for the updated or revised version, you have to ask every seller if they have that version of the book. I really enjoyed learning about African-American athletes back in 1946 and how they had to prove themselves in order to succeed. Great book for anyone who loves African-American history.
Broadraven
This really takes you into the beginning, or as far back as Arthur Ashe could go. A lot of the names you are not going to know, but their impact is what's enduring. Excellent sports book. I really appreciate Arthur Ashe for putting this together, all three volumes of them.
Hrguig
This covers a great deal of black heroes in sports from Joe Louis to Jesse Owens. The book really takes you into the struggle and gives you a great deal of insight into American History.
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The book arrived in great shape/
Alsantrius
An excellent history of sports and the lives of great athletes.
the monster
Very good
I READ ALL THREE VOLUMES YEARS PAST BUT CONSIDER IT A MUST READ FOR MY GRAND CHILDREN AND FRIENDS NOW ENGAGED AS STUDENT AS ATHELETES. THE RESEARCH IS EXTRAORDINARY AND DELIVERED VERY CANDIDLY THROUGHOUT THE BOOKS. SHOULD HAVE MADE TOP TEN BEST SELLER LIST RESERVED FOR NOTHING BUT FICTION AND MORE FICTION. BOOKS ARE NOT EASY TO FIND BUT" AMAZON "ASSISTED IN FINDING THEM AND THEY WERE DELIVERED IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.
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