Ben Hogan: The Authorised Biography

Ben Hogan: The Authorised Biography

by James Dodson
     
 
Ben Hogan is up with Jack Nicklaus as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He equalled the record of four US Open wins, once won five out of six major tournaments in one season, and is credited with effectively defining the modern game of golf. James Dodson’s magisterial biography, written by the bestselling author of Final Rounds, is the first to be

Overview

Ben Hogan is up with Jack Nicklaus as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He equalled the record of four US Open wins, once won five out of six major tournaments in one season, and is credited with effectively defining the modern game of golf. James Dodson’s magisterial biography, written by the bestselling author of Final Rounds, is the first to be authorised by Hogan’s family, and reveals the complex character behind a golfer legendary for his inscrutable, steely public persona. Dodson shows how the dauntless determination that saw Hogan to four US Open victories masked a man ever haunted by a long-buried childhood tragedy, and brings out the miracle of his fightback after a catastrophic car accident to win the Masters, US Open and British Open all in 1953. Above all, he lays to rest the notion of Ben Hogan as an austere, impassive golf-machine, uncovering a jovial man with a charitable spirit and sharp business sense. Intimate, eloquent and definitive, this is the final word on one of the greatest golfers of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845138233
Publisher:
Aurum Press
Publication date:
07/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,071,762
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

James Dodson is the author of the bestselling Final Rounds, which was named the Golf Book of the Year in 1996. His other books include a biography of Ben Hogan, The Road to Somewhere: Travels with a Young Boy Through an Old World, Faithful Travelers and The Dewsweepers, together with A Golfer’s Life, a collaboration with Arnold Palmer which was a New York Times bestseller. A multiple winner of the prestigious Golf Writers of America Award for his column in Golf Magazine, and numerous other literary prizes, Dodson lives with his wife and children on the coast of Maine.

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