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The Divine Miss Marble
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The story of 1930s tennis icon Alice Marble, and her life of sports, celebrity, and incredible mystery.

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Robert Weintraub lives in Decatur, Georgia, but he grew up in the large shadow cast by Yankee Stadium, in Rye, New York. Weintraub has written about sports for Slate, Play (the late, lamented NY Times sports magazine), ESPN.com, The Guardian, Deadspin, and many more. He is also a television producer, and has worked on programs airing on ESPN, ABC Sports, CNN International, Turner Broadcasting, Speed Channel, Discovery, and dozens of others. He is the author of four books, including The Divine Miss Marble and New York Times bestseller No Better Friend. When not working, Weintraub has cast aside a former life, which included cage diving with great white sharks and scaling Uluru, for one of domestic tranquility with his wife and two young children.

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Praise for The Divine Miss Marble
"In Robert Weintraub's exhaustive biography, The Divine Miss Marble, he transports the reader into Marble's vibrant world. It's a dreamy, indomitable life worth reading about as today's tennis tries to return to form."-The Washington Post

"An intriguing book about a fascinating woman...highly recommended."-Library Journal (starred review)

"Delightful and engrossing, this is a must for tennis fans."-Publishers Weekly

"[Weintraub] skillfully provides the historical and social contexts for Marble's life, and his sketches of her contemporaries, particularly Tennant, are enlightening. The author also deftly sprinkles his narrative with charming anecdotes...'You only live once, and that woman lived,' Rita Mae Brown once said. Weintraub ably conveys this sentiment."-Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating portrayal of one of America's very first athletic starlets."-BookPage

"An engaging read."-The Telegraph

"Compelling, entertaining...absorbing."-San Francisco Chronicle

"The Divine Miss Marble brings to light the fascinating life of a forgotten champion, embellishments and all, and takes readers on a journey through tennis history before the Open Era."-Tennis View Magazine

"Good solid storytelling that gives the reader plenty to chew on."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"An illuminating biography."-Racquet Magazine

"A page-turning thriller."-Christian Science Monitor

"With the US Open starting, Papa Clicker has a review for a sport he still plays at 75. The Divine Miss Marble is about Alice Marble's rise from a humble childhood, overcoming serious illness to become the best player in the world, which included Open and Wimbledon titles. It also takes the reader back to Hollywood life of the 30s and World War II. The book receives 4.3 out of 5 clickers."-New York Post

"One of 3 mysteries and more paperbacks to help ease you into fall."-The Seattle Times

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