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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Washington Post sports columnist Boswell here collects his newspaper pieces and Golf magazine articles to provide a full and entertaining look at ``the sport that ruins dreams.'' He considers stars like Nicklaus, Watson and Trevino, and examines some of the courses, like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. These selections are good, but even better are those chronicling elements of the golfer's life: PGA qualifying school, making or failing to make the cut and life on the tour, especially the caste system that draws a sharp line between the winners of hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars and those who barely win enough money to buy gas to travel to the next event on the tour. A top volume for linksters. Photos not seen by PW. (April 17)
Library Journal
Washington Post journalist and columnist Boswell is most noted for his writings on baseball, but he has covered numerous sports, and his golf articles have appeared in Golf magazine and Golf Digest . Not a formal historian of golf such as Herbert Warren Wind, he is more a journalistic historian dealing in small, brilliant cameo shots and broad canvas word paintings. His humorous subtleties are unparalleled, as is his portrait of ``The Golden Bear,'' Jack Nicklaus. Anyone who has played or followed the golf game in the slightest will find it difficult to set aside this most entertaining and informative book. Not only his subjects, but Boswell as well, create ``strokes of genius.'' A definite purchase for sports collections. Eugene J. Millich, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., La Crosse
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140113686
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Series: Penguin Sports Library Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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