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Big Bill Tilden : The Triumphs and the Tragedy

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Big Bill Tilden : The Triumphs and the Tragedy

by Deford, Frank

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Simon and Schuster., 1976. Clean, tight, square, unmarked copy. Erasure on endpaper. Gift note. Remainder mark.No store stamp, owner's name or bookplate. No underlining. No highlighting. No margin notes. "The full story of this most spectacular, dramatic and unusual of sports heroes." Biography of superstar William T. Tilden (1893-1953) who dominated tennis in the 1920s, winning Wimbledon three times, seven national titles, six U.S. doubles titles, and led America to the Davis Cup seven times in a row. Includes accounts of Tilden's convictions for homosexuality. He was jailed twice for offenses involving teenage boys. America's greatest tennis player died nearly penniless. Index. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition/No jacket. 8vo. 286pp. + 16 pages of photos.

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Bookseller
About Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
012062
Title
Big Bill Tilden : The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author
Deford, Frank
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good condition
Jacket condition
No jacket
Edition
First Printing of the First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon and Schuster.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1976
Size
8vo. 286pp. + 16 pages of photos

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bookplate
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