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The Fireside Book of Tennis: A Complete History of the Game and its Great Players and Matches Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 1043 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (July 15, 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671211285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671211288
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,410,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1997
Format: Hardcover
The Fireside Bool of Tennis is a great curl-up book to either read by going through it cover-to-cover or skipping to specific players, matches, or time periods of interest. Great insight into well-known and not-as-well-known male and female players from the past, as well as in-depth looks at memorable matches. As they say in tennis jargon, "It' a smash!"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Allison Danzig, one of the most prolific sports writers for The New York Times from 1923 through 1968, delivers an extraordinary view of the game's greatest players--including closeups of Don Budge and "Big Bill" Tilden-- both who died in early 2000. This is THE coffee table book for tennis fans worldwide.
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By leetb on June 24, 2012
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This is a marvelous book for the serious tennis enthusiast, interested in bygone days. It is a collection of newspaper articles from the heyday when tennis writers were very literate and thorough in their coverage. I was very pleased by the efficiency and quickness of the seller (nenflpatriot-books) that provided it.
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Any serious tennis historian or fan should have this book in their library if they want to be informed.
Has sections from many of the greatest tennis sports writers and players in the history of this game.
I will stand behind these recommendations as creator of woodtennis.com joesch@woodtennis.com
Hope you get to enjoy it
Joe
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