The Masters: Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia MP3 CD – 1 May 2003
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" Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson."
--The (Baton Rouge) Advocate
" Sampson has put together a great story of a powerful institution."
" [Curt Sampson's] fine new book, The Masters, is the only
way we mortals are ever going to gain entre e to the hallowed Augusta National Golf Club." --The Dallas Morning News
"Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson."
--The (Baton Rouge) Advocate
"Sampson has put together a great story of a powerful institution."
"[Curt Sampson's] fine new book, The Masters, is the only
way we mortals are ever going to gain entree to the hallowed Augusta National Golf Club." --The Dallas Morning News" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum faade of this famous Augusta course. And that heart belongs to the man who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago. Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, a New York stockbroker, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story--including his relationship with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus--has never been told. Until now.
The Masters is an amazing slice of history, taking us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. It is a look at how the new South coexists with the old South: the relationships between blacks and whites, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor--with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament. The Masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Sampson also, by the way, wrote another classic golf book entitled The Eternal Summer: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, Golf's Golden Year. It's out of print but one of the most enjoyable golf books I've ever read.
Someone should also reprint Sampson's insightful book on pro basketball, Full Court Pressure (a lousy title for the best book on the NBA since The Breaks of the Game). It came and went a few years ago and deserves to be more widely read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent read from beginning to end and gives an excellent insight to much of what goes on behind the scenes. Recommended.Published 19 months ago by Blackdog
The masters is my favourite golf tounament so i decided to read up on its history and this book didn't disappoint. Read morePublished on 4 Nov. 2013 by jb007
An excellent expose of the elitist and racist golf club in the American deep south. Sampson tells it as it was without any Apple Pie. A great read by a very good author.Published on 10 Nov. 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Sampson tells the story of the Masters the way it was, not the way Cliff Roberts would tell it. After you have been or before you go to Augusta, The Masters is a must read.Published on 3 Mar. 1999
I have been to the tournament and knew a little of the history behind it. Sampsons book was very interesting and will be of interest to anyone following the game. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 1999