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Days of Grace: A Memoir

Ashe, Arthur; Rampersad, Arnold

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ISBN 10: 0679423966 / ISBN 13: 9780679423966
Published by Knopf, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Arnold Rampersad on a handwritten thank you note affixed to front end page (signed 'Arnold') $24.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar potected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027757

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Title: Days of Grace: A Memoir

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: AUTHOR SIGNED NOTE

Edition: 1st Edition

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The late tennis champion, social activist, and AIDS victim tells his remarkable, courageous story from his career as a black tennis player to his battle against AIDS. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Before reading this book I was aware of Arthur Ashe as only the tennis commentator that got AIDS, but after finishing DAYS OF GRACE, I realized that he was a truely influential figure, and not just in the previously white world of tennis. As an energetic and unselfish crusader for racial and social justice and as a mouthpiece on AIDS issues, this book will show you what an amzing person Ashe was. The world is a worse off place without him in it.

The conclusion of the book, where Ashe writes a letter to his daughter in anticipation of his death, should move even the most cold-hearted of people to tears. It's a shame that there can be no follow up, because I'm sure if Ashe had lived, his actions and thought would've been more than worthy enough to fill another book .

Living in New York, the site of the US Open, has showed me that Ashe's legacy lives on. The charitable works that continue in his name, especially those surrounding the US Open, are a testament to Ashe and to the people who, like him, are committed to a cause. DAYS OF GRACE is not just a memoir by a sports figure, it's a book that teaches us how we might live our lives.

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