Full Disclosure: My grandfather, Bryan M. "Bitsy" Grant, Jr. is prominently feature in this book, so I will have a large degree of supportive bias, or perhaps I would be even MORE critical of the work. You decide.
I ran across this recently, and even contacted the author, since he made several references to my grandfather. One reference, in particular involved Frank Shields, actress Brooke Shields' grandfather, holding my grandfather Bitsy out of the 3rd story window of their London hotel by his ankle. I had heard this story directly from my grandpa late one night in 1986 when we shared a room together while I was in high school and he was suffering from terminal cancer. I thought it was a tall tale and that it happened either in Chicago or in Memphis at the Peabody Hotel, where Bitsy would take my father as a child to see the Ducks march up and down the elevators in the lobby. The author confirmed he possessed several distinct sources for the story and that it happened in London!
The book deals with the Davis Cup, the sexual orientation of a German national tennis legend, World War II, the Nazi's, the British, and all that surrounded that era. Bitsy was on the Davis Cup team at the time, and faired rather well, surprising the press in those days since they viewed his background as not up to par to compete, much less win.
It is a well-written story, and really does reflect a high level of scholarly research into all the players and circumstances written about in the story. There are also some choice photographs.
As for my grandfather, several books have been written, but are mostly a sort of "Atlanta History of Tennis" with a "player on each page" historical book. This is the only properly written, professional quality story that prominently features Bitsy Grant.
My hat is off to Mr. Fisher!