Agassi: The Fall and Rise of the Enfant Terrible of Tennis 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0747523666
ISBN-10: 0747523665
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This adulatory biography of the 23-year-old tennis player from Las Vegas is written by a British freelance sports journalist who considers Andre Agassi a tennis immortal because he won at Wimbledon in 1992. Agassi is portrayed as a beleaguered figure: the son of a tyrannical father determined that one of his children would become a court champion, he was packed off to tennis boot camp in Florida at age 13 and gradually won some major titles, while earning a reputation as a foul-tempered brat, which he has slowly started to erase. Driven to excel on the court by his father, it is hardly surprising that Agassi fought all authority throughout his adolescence. Tennis's "golden boy" seems finally to be growing up, but Philip's biography, which smacks of press-agentry, makes it hard to take him seriously. Photos.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing; 2nd edition (February 28, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747523665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747523666
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,753,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "heiachi" on July 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
Going deep into the Andre Agassi character, Robert Philip focuses towards his not-well-known difficult childhood, telling the reader almost everything about Agassi's life in Las Vegas, just before introducing us to the all-new, all-different life he would go on living in Florida, playing and training to become the player he is today. Remember the book was written right after Andre's Wimbledon title, his first Grand Slam, so it would not tell the reader about anything that happened after. Beside that, it is a great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Brennan on February 28, 2002
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Extremely enjoyable and interesting book which tells the story of Andre Agassi from birth to the age of 21. Explores the ups and downs of a professionals day to day life and the pressure and expectations placed on the shoulders of a teenage boy. Comments on wins, losses, family, romance and other players. Truly a masterpiece!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. MAYFIELD on January 2, 2008
Format: Paperback
If you are an Agassi fan, then this book is a must-have. If you are only a casual tennis fan, it is still a great and entertaining book. Andre has a very colorful story, and this book provides an in-depth look at his life.
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