A Hard Road to Glory (Amistad Press, 1988). Sports Illustrated senior writer Kenny Moore called this three-volume set "the definitive history of the African-American athlete." Nelson Mandela told Ashe he had read the books while imprisoned in South Africa.

Arthur Ashe on Tennis (Knopf, 1995). Written with Alexander McNab, an editor at Tennis magazine, and published after Ashe's death, this book features instruction on physical and mental aspects of the game.

Days of Grace: A Memoir (Knopf, 1993). Written with Arnold Rampersad, an English professor and former chairman of the African-American studies program at Princeton University, this is Ashe's final reflection on his life.

Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion (Carrol & Graf, originally published in 1975). Written with Frank Deford, this is a chronicle of Ashe's life between Wimbledon in 1973 and Wimbledon in 1974.

The following books are out of print, but available in some libraries:

Advantage Ashe (Coward-McCann, Inc., 1967). Ashe's first autobiography, written with Clifford George Gewecke Jr., predates his first major triumph: the 1968 U.S. Open.

Off the Court (New American Library, 1983). Written with Neil Amdur, this book came out three years after Ashe retired from competitive tennis. It is similar in tone to Days of Grace.