A Handful of Summers

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Simon & Schuster, 1988 - Sports & Recreation - 203 pages
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An outstanding South African tennis player of the 1950s and early 1960s tells of his often outrageous career and his experiences with other tennis luminaries of the time, including Rod Laver and Virginia Wade

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User Review  - asktheages - LibraryThing

I have to say, I've read this one twice now and I don't quite get the hype over it. It's often considered one of, if not THE, best tennis books ever written, but I didn't like it as much as I expected ... Read full review

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User Review  - stellarexplorer - LibraryThing

A colorful and amusing glimpse into the tennis circuit in the 1950s and 60s. An autobiographical account by a writer who is a natural. Interesting, comic and vivid. Read full review


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Gordon Forbes is one of the most prolific sports writers today. In his thirty-five-year career he has covered over 900 games, including thirty-nine Super Bowls. He spent two decades as the pro football editor at USA Today. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey.

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