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Bobby Jones is considered by many golf aficionados to be the finest player ever to have played the game, and this is his story. He won four U.S. Open Championships and five U.S. Amateurs before retiring in 1930 after achieving the “Grand Slam.” With more than 275 original photographs, this collection of essays includes a foreword by the late Alistair Cooke and contributions from Pulitzer Prize–winner Dave Anderson, Ben Crenshaw, Peter Dobereiner, Nick Seitz, and Larry Dorman.
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Together with companion tomes on Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, this oversize homage to Bobby Jones forms golf's most imposing threesome of photographic celebrations. The only golfer ever to win the elusive Grand Slam, Jones was among the most dominant sporting personalities of the Roaring '20s and early '30s, an athlete of unsurpassed grace and charisma. As much as the photographs capture Jones's enormous accomplishment, the forward by Alistair Cooke, and accompanying essays by Dave Anderson, Ben Crenshaw, Peter Dobreiner, Nick Seitz, and Larry Dorman put those accomplishments in perspective and offer insight on the man and his legacy. "What we are left with in the end," supposes Cooke, "is a forever young, good-looking Southerner, an impeccably courteous and decent man with a private ironical view of life who, to the good fortune of people who saw him, happened to play the great game with more magic and more grace than anyone before or since." Thankfully, Bobby Jones manages to preserve much of that in its pages. --Jeff SilvermanFrom the Back Cover:
Bob Jones was arguably the most dominant golfer of all time. He won 13 major championships in all, including all four majors in 1930, perhaps the one feat in all of sport that will never be duplicated. Incredibly, he was an amateur who played only sparingly and retired at the age of 28. Through his exploits and deeds, he captured the imagination of people - golfers and non-golfers alike - on both sides of the Atlantic. But Bob Jones was more than just a golfer, for his accomplishments and pursuits in the other facets of his life rivaled those on the links - his high level of educational achievement, his cultural interests and his sense of modesty and fair play. In words and pictures, The Greatest of Them All tells the story of Bob Jones. We are indeed fortunate to utilize the talents of some of the finest writers on the scene today - Alistair Cooke, the esteemed author and commentator, Dave Anderson, the Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times, Ben Crenshaw, the two-time Masters winner and golf historian, Peter Dobereiner, the dean of the British golf writers, Nick Seitz, the long-time editorial director for Golf Digest and Larry Dorman, the fine golf writer for The New York Times. Most of the black-and-white photos in The Greatest of Them All are 70 years old or more. Each has been carefully selected out of approximately 10,000 viewed and then color separated so as to bring out an added dimension and richness. Finally, the book was printed in six colors on some of the finest papers available by one of the world's foremost printers.
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