COLOSSUS: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis by Allen M. Hornblum, the story of Bill Tilden, an iconic athlete from the golden age of sports and a transformational figure in the development of tennis as a popular and professional sport who was a Renaissance Man and not only dominated his chosen athletic endeavor, but also wrote over two-dozen books, financed and starred in dramatic plays, and had an encyclopedic knowledge of classical music and Italian opera.

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