The Last Champion: The Life of Fred Perry (BOK)

Jon Henderson

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The first clear-eyed account of an extraordinary life' Independent on Sunday. Wimbledon champion three times in the 1930s, Fred Perry is the finest tennis player that Britain has ever produced. Less well known is that Perry came from an unprivileged background and found himself - despite his supreme talent - an outsider in a sport that looked down on the advancement of the under-classes. Not afraid to ruffle a few establishment feathers, Perry discarded his hallowed amateur status in 1936 and turned professional. He compounded this perceived sin by taking out US citizenship when the Second World War broke out. He embraced his new country wholeheartedly. From Hollywood to Florida, Perry led a scandalous private life, marrying four times and charming himself into the beds of numerous Hollywood starlets and beautiful models along the way. The Last Champion is the first biography of Fred Perry. Through extensive research and revealing interviews, Jon Henderson, tennis correspondent of the Observer, brilliantly tells the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Jon Henderson
Forlag
VINTAGE
ISBN 9780224082549
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 211 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: sport, Tennis

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