The Story of American Golf: Its Champions and Championships, 1888–1975 by Herbert Warren Wind

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The Story of American Golf: Its Champions and Championships, 1888–1975

'“A quite extraordinary book . . . written with a graceful, easy, authoritative and frequently amusing style . . . Mr. Wind has found the grooved swing at his typewriter which permits him some exquisite shots to the literary greens. He scores exceedingly well.” —The New York Times Book Review   “[A] great book, the closest our game has to Gibbon’s Decline and Fall in sweep, eloquence and magnificence of subject.” —New York Observer   “Golf’s most respected and authoritative writer . . . if you would know golf in this country, you should acquaint yourself with the book The Story of American Golf.” —Golf magazine   “Herb Wind is devoted to golf. He is a fine, sensitive writer on the game whose works range from essays of the most accurately appreciative kind to some of the finest golf reporting I have ever read. His book is truly monumental.” —Bobby Jones  Praise for Herbert Warren Wind “The dean of American golf writers.” —The New York Times   “It is his susceptibility to the exhilaration golf can generate that makes Mr. Wind so valuable as a chronicler of the sport. His shot-by-shot recreations of great matches put readers right in the galleries.” —The New York Times Book Review   “It’s not possible to overestimate Herb’s importance in golf history. From the separation of the continents to the arrival of Tiger, he was the ultimate authority.” —Jerry Tarde, editor, Golf Digest   “Golf has attracted many fine writers, but none extols the game with more authority and affection than Herb Wind, or more successfully conveys its gracious, fickle, generous spirit to the printed page.” —John Updike   “No American has written more knowledgeably, perceptively and interestingly about golf than Herbert Warren Wind.” —Jack Nicklaus   “Wind is a sportswriter who describes the game of golf with the same precision and sensitivity that Roger Angell brings to his books on baseball. . . . He is always articulate and not afraid to pursue his subject in meticulous detail.” —Library Journal  '
'“A quite extraordinary book . . . written with a graceful, easy, authoritative and frequently amusing style . . . Mr. Wind has found the grooved swing at his typewriter which permits him some exquisite shots to the literary greens. He scores exceedingly well.” —The New York Times Book Review   “[A] great book, the closest our game has to Gibbon’s Decline and Fall in sweep, eloquence and magnificence of subject.” —New York Observer   “Golf’s most respected and authoritative writer . . . if you would know golf in this country, you should acquaint yourself with the book The Story of American Golf.” —Golf magazine   “Herb Wind is devoted to golf. He is a fine, sensitive writer on the game whose works range from essays of the most accurately appreciative kind to some of the finest golf reporting I have ever read. His book is truly monumental.” —Bobby Jones  Praise for Herbert Warren Wind “The dean of American golf writers.” —The New York Times   “It is his susceptibility to the exhilaration golf can generate that makes Mr. Wind so valuable as a chronicler of the sport. His shot-by-shot recreations of great matches put readers right in the galleries.” —The New York Times Book Review   “It’s not possible to overestimate Herb’s importance in golf history. From the separation of the continents to the arrival of Tiger, he was the ultimate authority.” —Jerry Tarde, editor, Golf Digest   “Golf has attracted many fine writers, but none extols the game with more authority and affection than Herb Wind, or more successfully conveys its gracious, fickle, generous spirit to the printed page.” —John Updike   “No American has written more knowledgeably, perceptively and interestingly about golf than Herbert Warren Wind.” —Jack Nicklaus   “Wind is a sportswriter who describes the game of golf with the same precision and sensitivity that Roger Angell brings to his books on baseball. . . . He is always articulate and not afraid to pursue his subject in meticulous detail.” —Library Journal  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504027571 Pages: 592