Synopses & Reviews
Frank Deford writes a new foreword to his classic biography of tennis champion Bill Tilden, one of the most successful, yet tragic, figures in American sports history. Bill Tilden dominated tennis during the Golden Age of the 1920s, but a fondness for young boys made him a social outcast who would die penniless and alone. Aided by exhaustive research and extensive interviews. Deford tells Tilden's story in a book that stands as the seminal work on this unusual man.
The classic biography of one of the most successful, yet tragic, figures in American sports history.
About the Author
Deford, a longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated, is a member of the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters. He has won both an Emmy and a Cable Ace for his work in broadcasting.