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A natural, self-taught player, the intensely private Jones had longed to retreat from fame's glaring spotlight throughout his entire career-so much so that after the Grand Slam, he made a shocking announcement: He was retiring from the game. His abrupt disappearance from the public eye into a closely guarded private life helped create the mythological image of this hero from the Golden Age of sports that endures to this day.
In the tradition of The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Grand Slam blends social history with sports biography, captivating the imagination and engaging the reader. The Grand Slam is a biography not to be missed.
|Part 1||Evolution of a Genius|
|Chapter 1||East Lake||3|
|Chapter 2||One Wrong Turn||31|
|Chapter 3||Into the Fray||49|
|Chapter 4||Finding a Voice||81|
|Chapter 5||Fate and Nothing Else||125|
|Part 2||The Championship Years|
|Chapter 7||Halfway There||205|
|Chapter 8||The Battle of the Century||223|
|Chapter 9||The Americans Are Coming||247|
|Chapter 10||The Double||267|
|Part 3||The Grand Slam|
|Chapter 13||The Amateur, St. Andrews||335|
|Chapter 14||The Open, Hoylake||367|
|Chapter 15||The U.S. Open, Interlachen||385|
|Chapter 16||The U.S. Amateur, Merion||415|
|A Note on the Writing||481|
Posted October 29, 2009
The Grand Slam is filled with information about the Bobby Jones era of golf history. Bobby Jones was a special person besides being a superb golfer. The fact that he accomplished "the grand slam" as an amateur under grueling conditions and huge crowds, makes it all even more impressive. I enjoyed the read very much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2009
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