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by Arthur Ashe




This passionate look at the sport is more than a baseball story. It is also a social history of the nation. Using the statistics of the past -- someknown and hidden, others unknown and only recently ferreted out -- Ashe puts the African-American baseball player back into the game. This volume, devoted completely to the African-American's participation in baseball, tells the stories and records of club, college and professional players. The text and reference materials for this book were taken from the three-volume set, A Hard Road to Glory,and combined into this single volume.

Download A Hard Road To Glory: A History Of The African American Athlete epub
ISBN: 156743035X
ISBN13: 978-1567430356
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Baseball
Author: Arthur Ashe
Language: English
Publisher: HarperPB; Reprint edition (August 1, 1993)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1948 kb
FB2 size: 1238 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 504
Other Formats: azw lit mobi lrf

Usishele
I have to congratulate myself--I seem to be very adept at choosing excellent books to read.

Allow me to briefly mention the string of books that led me to this gold mine. My mother loaned me a book called "Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane which is about growing up in apartheid South Africa. Mark mentioned that one of his childhood heroes was Arthur Ashe because of Arthur Ashe's vocal opposition to apartheid. So, because of that I decided to get Arthur Ashe's autobiography titled: "Days of Grace". While reading "Days of Grace" Arthur mentioned that he had helped write the multi-volume book of topic, "A Hard Road to Glory" (which has it's titled closely linked to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom").

This book is superbly interesting, especially for any sports fanatic like myself. Most of us know of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1945 but we hardly know of the myriad of acclaimed Black athletes before him. I'd never heard of jockeys such as Isaac Murphy or Oliver Lewis (winner of the inaugural Kentucky Derby); or boxers such as George Dixon or Joe Gans (a boxing champ before Jack Johnson); or cyclists such as Marshall Taylor and other athletes.

This book covers mostly the late 19th and early 20th century. It mentions little known but no-less spectacular athletes in boxing, horse racing, cycling, track and field, baseball, football and basketball. The book is very brief at 191 pages but only 109 pages dedicated to historical text. The remaining is references to athletes, their sport, era and position and also the bibliography. There are some great pictures in the book as well going back as far as 1892 and an etching dated 1810!

This book, at the very least, is an excellent reference book for anyone wanting to know more about early sports participation by Black athletes. Heck, this book could even serve as your Jeopardy! starter's kit.
Zinnthi
Books like this in good condition are hard to find. Plus when your looking for the updated or revised version, you have to ask every seller if they have that version of the book. I really enjoyed learning about African-American athletes back in 1946 and how they had to prove themselves in order to succeed. Great book for anyone who loves African-American history.
Malalanim
This really takes you into the beginning, or as far back as Arthur Ashe could go. A lot of the names you are not going to know, but their impact is what's enduring. Excellent sports book. I really appreciate Arthur Ashe for putting this together, all three volumes of them.
Ygglune
This covers a great deal of black heroes in sports from Joe Louis to Jesse Owens. The book really takes you into the struggle and gives you a great deal of insight into American History.
Eigeni
The book arrived in great shape/
Bragis
An excellent history of sports and the lives of great athletes.
Jaberini
Very good
I READ ALL THREE VOLUMES YEARS PAST BUT CONSIDER IT A MUST READ FOR MY GRAND CHILDREN AND FRIENDS NOW ENGAGED AS STUDENT AS ATHELETES. THE RESEARCH IS EXTRAORDINARY AND DELIVERED VERY CANDIDLY THROUGHOUT THE BOOKS. SHOULD HAVE MADE TOP TEN BEST SELLER LIST RESERVED FOR NOTHING BUT FICTION AND MORE FICTION. BOOKS ARE NOT EASY TO FIND BUT" AMAZON "ASSISTED IN FINDING THEM AND THEY WERE DELIVERED IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.