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5.0 out of 5 stars A long awaited review of USA golf in war time., 14 April 2011
A. L. W. Bloemendaal (netherlands) - See all my reviews
Much has been published on how golf could continue during a period of war. Even as far back as the first world war.
Little, if anything, from the USA. This book by John Strege gives the long awaited view on how the US citizens found ways to resolve their moral struggle of playing golf while their sons were risking their lives in the frontlines. At the same time, the book gives an inside view on how little the general US citizen understood (understands ?) what is happening in the rest of the world. At the outset on december 7th 1941 a golf tournament could go through as the participants in first instance did not know where Pearl Harbour was or even that it was part of the USA. The book is an honest review of how US citizens wanted to make golf part of the war effort. Even to the extent of having a hundred cows graze on Augusta National, the site of the Masters and turning part of a golfcourse into "Victory Gardens". The fact that this book was a very recent publication (2005) i.e. sixty years after the end of WW II, may be illustrative for the doubts they had at the time.

Albert L Bloemendaal Netherlands
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When War Played Through: Golf During Wolrd War II
When War Played Through: Golf During Wolrd War II by John Strege (Paperback - 19 Oct. 2006)
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