Overview:The Last Champion - The first clear-eyed account of an extraordinary life' Independent on Sunday. Wimbledon champion three times in the 1930s, Fred Perry is the finest tennis player that Britain has ever produced. Less well known is that Perry came from an unprivileged background and found himself - despite his supreme talent - an outsider in a sport that looked down on the advancement of the under-classes. Not afraid to ruffle a few establishment feathers, Perry discarded his hallowed amateur status in 1936 and turned professional. He compounded this perceived sin by taking out US citizenship when the Second World War broke out. He embraced his new country wholeheartedly. From Hollywood to Florida, Perry led a scandalous private life, marrying four times and charming himself into the beds of numerous Hollywood starlets and beautiful models along the way. The Last Champion is the first biography of Fred Perry. Through extensive research and revealing interviews, Jon Henderson, tennis correspondent of the Observer, brilliantly tells the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
This book is on page /47df93bdff6ee0e8dc5bc4a08409d9a8/book/1603725640-9780224082549. It was written by the following authors: Jon Henderson. Book The Last Champion, which can be read online, published by the company: Vintage Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Sports Books, Biography. The book was published on 2010-02-04 00:00:00. It has 320 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 236 g. File for download The Last Champion has PDF format and is called the-last-champion.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our ilciancino.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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