Hard Road To Glory, A

History Of African American Athletes, A

Year 1988
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 1068
Condition Very Good
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Warner Amistad Books, 1988. FIRST EDITION, stated and numberlines with "1". Like New. Clean text, nice dust covers in a fresh mylar cover, tight and bright. 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall. xxiii. with the assistance of Kip Branch, Ocania Chalk, and Francis Harris. Illustrated with photographs. References Section. Sources. Index. Illustrated brown lining papers. Black cloth spine with gilt title and black paper over boards. Pictorial Dust Jacket. Ex-libris with associated stamps, card pocket, etc. Volume 2 and 3 of three volume set. A remarkable feat of research and documentation by award winning tennis star, Arthur Ashe, spanning over 300 years of sports history from 1619 through 1946 to the 80s, from baseball to track and, of course, tennis. A definitive work with extensive statistical data as well as historical text offering an impressive doucument for a substantial piece of sports history in America that has been largely overlooked. Illustrated. Both volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. VOLUME 2 (1919-1945) : An extensive history of the African American athlete in the US from 1919-1945, 497 pages ; VOLUME 3 (Since 1946) : An extensive history of the African American athlete in the US from 1946, photos, records, sources, 571 pages. Total 1068 pages.