The 64 Best Sports Books of All Time

Days of Grace, Arthur Ashe
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Days of Grace, Arthur Ashe

In a moment of renewed activism amongst high-profile athletes, pioneering former tennis great Arthur Ashe stands as a beacon and exemplar. After growing up in the segregated south, Ashe never hesitated to use his high profile as Davis Cup captain and US Open champion to bring awareness to righteous and frequently controversial causes like the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and relief for Haitian refugees. After contracting AIDS following a blood transfusion, Ashe became a hard-charging advocate for research at a time when the disease was still horribly stigmatized. Days Of Grace is a powerful memoir that details the unshakeable principles of a man whose considerable greatness on the court was superseded by his greatness off of it.

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