Despite their athletic prowess, both Gibson and Buxton were shunned by the other female players at Wimbledon in 1956 and found themselves without doubles partners. Undaunted, they chose to play together and ultimately triumphed. In "The Match, which has been hailed as an "important contribution in spreading the legacy of Gibson,"* Bruce Schoenfeld delivers not only the little-known history of Gibson's life but also the inspiring story of two underdogs who refused to let bigotry stop them -- on the court and off. Here, too, is an homage to a remarkable friendship.
|Hardcover Book, 304 pages||English|
|Amistad Press (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780060526528||6.62 x 9.30 x 1.05 inches|
|General Sports Biographies & General Sports Autobiographies|