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Sam: The One and Only Sam Snead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012


    Poorly written. Lacks depth and research.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2005

    Sam Snead, Warts and All

    There is far more than meets the eye when we 'see' athletic stars in action. A prime example is this biography of Sam Snead, one of golf's greatest-ever players. In his colorful staw hats worn at a slight tilt, his crooked but charming smile, and his superb, balletic yet powerful golf swing, Sam Snead seemed like someone with not a care in the world. Life was a cabaret. But beneath the exterior, as Al Barkow makes clear in this deeply insightful biography, Snead was battling all sorts of demons. He was deeply saddened by a son born retarded was ever wary of people with their hands out for loans had to deal all his life with psychological effects of having blown the US Open championship when he made a horrendous eight on the last hole to lose by a stroke. He kept his sanity, in a sense, by telling some of the dirtiest jokes ever heard in some very high-toned company, quietly giving money to people, churches, schools that needed it, and never quit trying to be the best player he could be even when his magnificent natural gifts began to wane. This book is the deepest look into the life of Snead ever produced, and for those who want to understand what drives great athletes - and Snead was one of the all-time greats - this book is a must read. It also features a splendid collection of photographs, beautifully, richly presented. A fine gift for anyone interested in the history of the game of golf.

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