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Martina

Navratilova, Martina; George Vecsey

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ISBN 10: 0394536401 / ISBN 13: 9780394536408
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed on the front flyleaf by Navratilova. First edition, 1985. Cloth-backed boards in dust jacket, 287 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # s00019963

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Title: Martina

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First printing.

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Depicts the personal life of Martina Navratilova and describes her struggle to achieve success as a tennis player

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r been an athlete like her. Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Martina Navratilova knew by the age of ten that she wanted to be a Wimbledon champion -- and a U.S. citizen. She would attain her goals and so much more -- but not before her incredible life unfolded in ways not even she could have dared imagine.
MARTINA is more than the thrilling story of an unparalleled career in the tough, sexy world of women's tennis. It is a startling tale of love (with famed novelist Rita Mae Brown), tragedy (her father "disappeared" when Martina was eight, and only later did she learn the true cause of his death), and personal as well as professional triumph. It includes fascinating, intimate portraits of the greats of women's tennis -- King, Evert, Casals, Austin -- plus revealing glimpses of her working relationship with basketball star Nancy Lieberman.
Emotion. Grit. Intensity. Integrity. Martina's shown them all from Flushing Meadows to Wimbledon, from Dallas to Paris to Sydney to Prague. H

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