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Sep
19
Rod Laver- "Rod Laver: An Autobiography"
Rod Laver
Barbara's Bookstore-lower lever at Macy's on State Street
111 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-781-5257
(map it)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
All purchases must be made day of event at Barbara's Bookstore at Macy's on State Street, Chicago, IL. All purchases are final sale. Limited to the first 100 customers to make qualifying pyrchase, All events are subject to change or cancellation. 
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By Rod Laver, By Larry Writer, Foreword by Roger Federer
Price 19.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629375731

Published Apr 2018

Rod Laver's memoir is the inspiring story of how a diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy from Rockhampton, Australia became one of sports' greatest champions. Rod was a dominant force in world tennis for almost two decades. In 1962, Rod became the second man to win the Grand Slam—that is, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and US titles in a single calendar year. In 1969, he won it again, becoming the only player ever to win the Grand Slam twice. Away from on-court triumphs, Rod also movingly writes about the life-changing stroke he suffered in 1998, and of his beloved wife of more than 40 years, Mary, who died in 2012 after a long illness. Filled with anecdotes about the great players and great matches, set against the backdrop of a changing tennis world, Rod's book is a warm and insightful account of one of tennis's all-time greats.