A Terrible Splendor

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 4/20/2010
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
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On the eve of World War II, with the Nazi flag fluttering over Wimbledon's Centre Court, America's tennis champion took on Germany's. One man played for his country, while the other, hounded by the Gestapo, played for his life. A third, perhaps the greatest player of them all, saw his own double life reflected in the contest. Book jacket.

Author Biography

MARSHALL JON FISHER’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, and other magazines. His essay "Memoria ex Machina" was featured in Best American Essays 2003. He has written several books with his father, David E. Fisher, including Tube: The Invention of Television. Marshall lives in the Berkshires with his wife

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Table of Contents

Author's Notep. xiii
The Gentleman of Wimbledonp. 1
Appeasementp. 37
An American Twistp. 95
"I'm Playing for My Life"p. 153
No Man Living or Deadp. 189
Aftermatch Miracles of Redemptionp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
Notesp. 272
Indexp. 313
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