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The Match: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton

How Two Outsiders--One Black, the Other Jewish--Forged a Friendship and Made Sports History

by Bruce Schoenfeld

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Amistad .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Tennis,
  • Gibson, Althea,,
  • Women And Sports,
  • United States,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports - General,
  • Sports,
  • Great Britain,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / Tennis,
  • Biography,
  • Tennis players,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • 1927-,
  • 1934-,
  • Buxton, Angela,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9232554M
    ISBN 100060526521
    ISBN 109780060526528
    OCLC/WorldCa53315292

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    Seriously considering suicide, Gibson called her friend Angela Buxton to say goodbye. Buxton, who partnered with Gibson to win the Ladies Doubles Wimbledon championship, was having none of that. She calmly turned off the stove she was tending and listened to Althea’s woes; then she helped her friend financially and solicited the help of. Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. Bruce Schoenfeld. The Match: Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton: How Two Outsiders -- One Black, the Other Jewish -- Forged a Friendship and Made Sports History. HarperCollins. pp.

      But the more significant story at the center of "The Match," Bruce Schoefeld's book about the two players, is the story of the friendship that Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton formed in the fifties Author: Bill Littlefield. A more rounded and better written portrait of Gibson appears in Bruce Schoenfeld's The Match: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton: How Two Outsiders—One Black, the Other Jewish—Forged a Friendship.


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The Match: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton by Bruce Schoenfeld Download PDF EPUB FB2

Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India. On the surface, the two women could not have been more different. The daughter of sharecroppers, Gibson was born in the American South and grew up in Harlem.

Angela Buxton, the granddaughter of Russian Jews, was raised in England, where her father ran a successful by: 4. Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India.

On the surface, the two women could not have been more different. The daughter of sharecroppers, Gibson was born in the American South and grew up in Harlem. Angela Buxton, the granddaughter of Russian Jews, was raised in England, where her father ran a successful business/5.

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Althea Gibson first met Angela Buxton at an exhibition match in India. On the surface, the two women could not have been more different. The daughter of sharecroppers, Gibson was born in the American South and grew up in Harlem.

Angela Buxton, the granddaughter of Russian Jews, was raised in England, where her father ran a successful business/5(11). Tennis was about to become integrated but as Bruce Schoenfeld writes in his new book, "The Match: Althea Gibson And Angela Buxton - How Two.

THE MATCH: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton Bruce Schoenfeld, Author. Amistad $ (p) ISBN and his book is an important contribution in spreading the legacy of Gibson, a. Angela Buxton was a British Jew, Althea Gibson a black American. Both found their sporting careers blighted by racial discrimination.

But in they found a way to fight back. the book and the women are to be valued and respected. Lesley Visser. A reminder of the best and worst in sports.

Robert Lipsyte. Bruce Schoenfeld has written a terrific book [that] limns the textured and unlikely relationship between Althea Pages: But the person she began to rely heavily on was Angela Buxton. A South African Jewish female who also sought to play tennis.

During the time period of Althea and Angela's This book was amazing/5. Get this from a library. The match: Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton: how two outsiders--one Black, the other Jewish--forged a friendship and made sports history.

[Bruce Schoenfeld] -- Follows the tennis careers and friendship of African American Althea Gibson and Jewish European Angela Buxton, discussing how both women triumphed over tennis-circuit prejudice and became successful.

Angela Buxton was a professional tennis player and winner of the Wimbledon Doubles Championship in with Althea Gibson and singles finalist the same year. Buxton was born in Liverpool, England, her father's parents having arrived in England from Russia at the turn of the century.

The match: Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton: how two outsiders--one Black, the other Jewish--forged a friendship and made sports history by Schoenfeld, BrucePages: These were reasons enough for Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson to draw toward each other not just on the court as doubles partners, but also many years later, during the moment of life-threatening crisis that confronts Gibson at the beginning of Bruce Schoenfeld's The Match: Althea Gibson ∧ Angela Buxton.

This is in fact the book's central. Althea Gibson during her match with Darlene Hard, which she won to retain her national championship on Sept. 7, Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton won the women’s doubles championship at Author: Sally H.

Jacobs. Angela Buxton, who won at Wimbledon inclaims she was rejected by All England Club because of anti-Semitism.

Marcy Oster, JTA, 15/07/19 Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton. The two women would become lifelong friends, and Angela would prove to be among Althea's greatest supports during her darkest times. Gibson died inbut her life and her contributions to tennis and race relations in the United States are well preserved in this valuable book.

Althea Neale Gibson (Aug – Septem ) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis.

Inshe became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships).The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (precursor of the US Open), then Born: AugSilver, Clarendon County.

The two women would become lifelong friends, and Angela would prove to be among Althea's greatest supports during her darkest times. Gibson died inbut her life and her contributions to tennis and race relations in the United States are well preserved in this valuable book.

Read Download Book The Match Althea Gibson Angela Buxton How Two Outsiders One Black The Other Jewi PDF. Share your PDF documents easily on DropPDF. Althea & Angela: A Perfect Match. likes. Althea & Angela recounts the inspirational friendship of two women whose race and religion made them social outcasts, until their game made them ers:.

That Althea Gibson, the Harlem-raised African-American daughter of a South Carolina sharecropper, and Angela Buxton, a Jewish woman from a wealthy family in North London, would form a championship doubles team and a five-decade friendship would, on the surface, appear unlikely. But the two had something in commonAuthor: Richard Deitsch.

Bruce Schoenfeld’s The Match: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton; Lawrence W. Reed Lawrence W. Reed is President Emeritus and Humphreys Family Senior Fellow at FEE, having served for nearly 11 years as FEE’s president ().

He is author of the book. Doubles partners Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton in (courtesy) Buxton’s first encounter with anti-Semitism in the tennis world occurred at the Los Angeles Tennis Club in