A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever PlayedRead about the other books on the list.
by Marshall Jon Fisher
Sports and politics collided when American Don Budge and German Gottfried von Cramm faced off at Wimbledon in 1937. Von Cramm disdained the ruling Nazi Party—and therefore his own survival depended on winning match after match. A Terrible Splendor unfolds the dire consequences that followed when the ace finally stumbled on the court.
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