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Martina The Lives and Times of Martina Navratilova

Adrianne Blue,

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ISBN 10: 1559723009 / ISBN 13: 9781559723008
Published by Carol Publishing Corporation, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Excellent book but the dust jacket have rubbin and two closed tears; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 227 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 91899

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Title: Martina The Lives and Times of Martina ...

Publisher: Carol Publishing Corporation

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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227pages. in8. cartonné jaquette.

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Navratilova is the most successful, well known, and controversial female athlete since Babe Didrickson Zaharias. She racked up nine Wimbledon singles titles and four U.S. open titles, yet in the endorsement market, which can be more lucrative for athletes than winnings, she was virtually shut out. Why? She is a lesbian and spoke openly and with pride about her life. Navratilova overcame many labels during her career. When she came to the States from her native Czechoslovakia, she was labeled a defector. When rumors about her sexuality surfaced, she was then known as a bisexual defector. As a young player, she won minor titles but never a grand slam event, so she was also pegged as a loser. She overcame them all, and Blue, who lives in London and is a correspondent for the Sunday Times, chronicles her extraordinary growth as both a player and a person. This is not an authorized biography, but Blue points out that Navratilova made no attempt to restrict her access to family, friends, or tennis associates. The result is a fascinating profile of an extraordinary athlete. Wes Lukowsky

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