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Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
by Rick Reilly

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><b><br /></b>"Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming."<b> <i>-- The New Yorker</i></b><b><i><br /></i></b>"Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit." <b><i>-- Chicago Sun-Times</i></b><br /><b><i><br /></i></b>"Every one of Trump's most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf." <b><i>-- The Ringer</i></b><br /><b><br /></b><b>An outrageous indictment of Donald Trump's appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character. </b><br /> Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims he's a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships. <br /><br />How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf. <br /><br />Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, <i>Commander in Cheat </i>is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the "Trump Bump"), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesn't help). Trump doesn't brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones. <br /><br />For Trump, it's always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, "Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man." <i>Commander in Cheat </i>"paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater" (<i>Esquire</i>), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding. <br /><i></i>
The Horror on the Links: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, ...
by Seabury Quinn

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine <i>Weird Tales</i> during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.<br /><br />Quinn鈥檚 short stories were featured in well more than half of <i>Weird Tales</i>鈥檚 original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle鈥檚 Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie鈥檚 Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin鈥檚 knack for solving mysteries聴and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (<i>grand Dieu!</i>)聴captivated readers for nearly three decades.<br /><br />Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.<br /><br />The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from 聯The Horror on the Links鈥?(1925) to 聯The Chapel of Mystic Horror鈥?(1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
by , Anthony Ravielli

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English

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Publication Date

August 13, 2018

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A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,聽<i>Ben Hogan鈥檚 Five Lessons</i>聽outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport to improve your game instantly.<br /><br />Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty鈥攊f one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke.聽<br /><br />In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you鈥檙e a novice player or an experienced pro,聽<i>Ben Hogan鈥檚 Five Lessons</i>聽is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.
The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
by Hank D. Haney

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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<p><i>The Big Miss </i>is Hank Haney鈥檚 candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments, on the practice range, over meals, with his wife, Elin, and relaxing with friends.<br /> 聽<br /> The relationship between the two men began in March 2004 when Hank received a call from Tiger in which the golf champion asked him to be his coach. It was a call that would change both men鈥檚 lives.<br /> 聽<br /> Tiger鈥攐nly 28 at the time鈥攚as by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best <i>athlete </i>ever. Already he was among the world鈥檚 highest paid celebrities. There was an air of mystery surrounding him, an aura of invincibility. Unique among athletes, Tiger seemed to be able to shrug off any level of pressure and find a way to win. <br /> 聽<br /> But Tiger was always looking to improve, and he wanted Hank鈥檚 help.<br /> 聽<br /> What Hank soon came to appreciate was that Tiger was one of the most complicated individuals he鈥檇 ever met, let alone coached. Although Hank had worked with hundreds of elite golfers and was not easily impressed, there were days watching Tiger on the range when Hank couldn鈥檛 believe what he was witnessing. On those days, it was impossible to imagine another<i> </i>human playing golf so perfectly.<br /> 聽<br /> And yet Tiger <i>is </i>human鈥攁nd Hank鈥檚 expert eye was adept at spotting where Tiger鈥檚 perfection ended and an opportunity for improvement existed. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of 鈥渢he big miss鈥濃€攖he wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round鈥攁nd it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger鈥檚 game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics.<br /> 聽<br /> Hank鈥檚<i> </i>most formidable<i> </i>coaching challenge, though, would be solving the riddle of Tiger鈥檚 personality. Wary of the emotional distractions that might diminish his game and put him further from his goals, Tiger had developed a variety of tactics to keep people from getting too close, and not even Hank鈥攐r Tiger鈥檚 family and friends, for that matter鈥攚as spared 鈥渢he treatment.鈥?<br /> 聽<br /> Toward the end of Tiger and Hank鈥檚 time together, the champion鈥檚 laser-like focus began to blur and he became less willing to put in punishing hours practicing鈥攁 disappointment to Hank, who saw in Tiger鈥檚 behavior signs that his pupil had developed a conflicted relationship with the game. Hints that Tiger hungered to reinvent himself were present in his bizarre infatuation with elite military training, and鈥攊n a development Hank <i>didn鈥檛 </i>see coming鈥攊n the scandal that would make headlines in late 2009. It all added up to a big miss that Hank, try as he might, couldn鈥檛 save Tiger from.<br /> 聽<br /> There鈥檚 never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing鈥攐r one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.</p>
The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever
by Kevin Robbins

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>From award-winning sports writer Kevin Robbins, <i>The Last Stand of Payne Stewart</i> is the story of legendary golfer Payne Stewart, focusing on his last year in the PGA Tour in 1999, which tragically culminated in a fatal air disaster that transpired publically on televisions across the country.</b><br /><br />Forever remembered as one of the most dramatic storylines in the history of golf, Payne Stewart's legendary career was bookended by a dramatic comeback and a shocking, tragic end. Here, Robbins brings Stewart's story vividly to life.<br /> Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the U.S. Open and play on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper, and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota.<br /><br /> His death marked the end of an era, one made up of "shotmakers" who played the game with artistry, guile, finesse, and heart. Behind them were Tiger Woods, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and other young players whose power and strength changed the PGA Tour forever. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family, and onetime colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons.
The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in...
by Michael McTeigue

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English

Pages

114

Publication Date

November 24, 2010

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If you love golf, but have never played to your potential, here is a book you will quickly come to treasure.<br /><br />The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to "hit" the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag. The result is increased distance and greater accuracy for all sizes, shapes, and ages of golfers for a minimum of investment in learning time. <br /><br />The clarity and simplicity of McTeigue's frill-free approach to the golf swing leads the reader to a new experience of power and effortlessness. He truly shows "how to build a swing you can trust and keep for life."
18 in America: A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence ...
by Dylan Dethier

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

May 21, 2013

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A 鈥渨inning鈥?(<i>Parade</i>) and 鈥渨ell-conceived鈥?(<i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>) account of one teenager鈥檚 solo trek to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states鈥斺€渢wo parts coming-of-age story, one part golf travel adventure, and one part survival test鈥?(<i>Golfweek</i>).<br /><br />Shortly before his freshman year of college was set to begin, seventeen-year-old Dylan Dethier鈥攈ungry for an adventure beyond his small town鈥攄eferred his admission and, 鈥渓ike Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey before him, packed his used car and meager life savings and set off to see and write about America鈥?(<i>ABC News</i>/ Yahoo). His goal: play a round of golf in each of the lower forty-eight states.<br /> <br />From a gritty municipal course in Flint, Michigan, to rubbing elbows with Phil Mickelson at Quail Hollow, Dylan would spend a remarkable year exploring the astonishing variety of the nation鈥檚 golf courses鈥攁nd its people. Over one year, thirty-five thousand miles, and countless nights alone in his dusty Subaru, Dylan showered at truck stops, slept with an ax under his seat, and lost his virginity, traveling 鈥渨herever the road took him, with golf as a vehicle for understanding America鈥?(<i>The New York Times</i>). The result is a book that 鈥渨ould be considered fine work by any writer, let alone one so young鈥?(<i>Maine Edge</i>).
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
by Bob Rotella

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English

Pages

234

Publication Date

September 17, 2007

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Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella鈥檚 delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.<br /><br />Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or 鈥淒oc,鈥?as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game <i>and</i> have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include:<br /> <br />-On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot.<br /> <br />-Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives鈥攁nger, fear, whining, and cheating鈥攄o no good.<br /> <br />-Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself.<br /> <br />-It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt.<br /> <br />Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, <i>Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect</i> will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way
by , Tim O'Connor

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 12, 2015

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The mysterious and reclusive genius Moe Norman is acknowledged as the best ball-striker in the history of golf by many of the game鈥檚 greats. The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way reveals the secrets of the swing that enabled him to hit the ball solidly with unerring accuracy and consistency鈥攅very time. Norman鈥檚 simple, efficient, and easily understood Single Plane Swing has improved the games of thousands of golfers. Golf professional Todd Graves, known as 鈥楲ittle Moe鈥?and regarded as the world authority on Norman鈥檚 swing, comprehensively teaches readers the mechanics, drills, and feelings of the Single Plane Swing that Moe called 鈥淭he Feeling of Greatness.鈥?Graves shares Norman鈥檚 brilliant insights and liberating approach to the game and demonstrates why the conventional 鈥渢our鈥?swing is too complex and frustrating for the majority of amateurs. Illustrated with more than 300 photographs and written with Tim O鈥機onnor, Norman鈥檚 biographer, the book also engagingly tells Norman鈥檚 bittersweet life story and explores the teacher-student bond forged between Norman and his prot茅g茅 Graves.
Tiger Woods
by , Armen Keteyian

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English

Pages

513

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b>鈥淎 confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It鈥檚 a big American story.鈥?鈥?lt;i>T</i><i>he New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /><b>Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods鈥檚 life鈥攎any of whom have never spoken about him on the record before鈥攁 sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.</b><br /><br />In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years鈥攐ne that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really?<br /> <br /> In <i>Tiger Woods</i>, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The System</i>, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods鈥檚 life鈥攆riends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods鈥檚 inner circle.<br /> <br /> From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger鈥檚 relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger鈥檚 longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger鈥檚 father, Earl Woods, as a 鈥渢alent scout鈥濃€攜ears before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the <i>National Enquirer</i>鈥檚 globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger鈥檚 infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.<br /> <br /> But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom鈥攚ho programmed him to be 鈥渢he chosen one,鈥?tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well鈥攖he authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents鈥?creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods鈥檚 singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years.<br /> <br /> But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend鈥攁nd to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.

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