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A terrible splendor

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cramm, Gottfried von, -- 1909-1976,
  • Budge, Don, -- 1915-2000,
  • Tennis -- Tournaments -- History,
  • Tennis players -- Germany -- Biography,
  • Gay men -- Germany -- Biography,
  • Gays -- Nazi persecution,
  • National socialism,
  • Tennis players -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMarshall Jon Fisher.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV999 .T47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22795640M
    ISBN 109780307393944
    LC Control Number2008050527
    OCLC/WorldCa236339144


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