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Big Bill Tilden

Big Bill Tilden

(1976)
The Triumphs and the Tragedy
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The classic biography of America's first tennis star. When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world's greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920's he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more completely than Babe Ruth ruled baseball, making his name, for more than a decade, synonymous with tennis. Phenomenally intelligent - he completed his first book on tennis in the three weeks before his first Wimbledon triumph - Tilden's success came with a dark side. This classic biography, by legendary sports writer Frank Deford, tells of Tilden's dominance, which was unlike anything the sport had ever seen - and the big man's tragic fall.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Big Bill Tilden
Author(s): Frank Deford
ISBN: 0-575-02305-8 / 978-0-575-02305-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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June 1976 : USA Hardback
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
ISBN: 0-671-22254-6 / 978-0-671-22254-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : Canada Paperback
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
ISBN: 1-894963-24-5 / 978-1-894963-24-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Sport Media Publishing
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
ISBN: 1-930844-22-0 / 978-1-930844-22-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Total Sports
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
ISBN: 1-5113-9845-0 / 978-1-5113-9845-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy
Author(s): Frank Deford
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy (Hall of Fame Edition Book 2)
Author(s): Frank Deford
Publisher: Open Road Media
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