Days of Grace: A Memoir

Days of Grace: A Memoir

by Arthur Ashe, Arnold Rampersad

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"Touching and courageous...All of it—the man, the life, the book—is rare and beautiful."
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DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe—tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching—DAYS OF GRACE is the story of a man felled to soon. It remains as his legacy to us all....
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ISBN-13: 9780345386816
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1994
Series: Black History Titles Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 217,651
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)

About the Author

Arthur Ashe (1943–1993) was a tennis champion, AIDS activist, and tireless crusader for racial and social justice. He was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985 and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993.

Arnold Rampersad, the Sarah Hart Kimball Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Stanford University, has also taught at Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers Universities. His books include The Life of Langston Hughes (two volumes); biographies of W. E. B. Du Bois, Jackie Robinson, and Ralph Ellison; and, with Arthur Ashe, Days of Grace: A Memoir. Among his numerous awards and honors are a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 1991 and the National Humanities Medal, presented at the White House in 2011.

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