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Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont

Lazarus, Adam;Schlossman, Steve

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ISBN 10: 0451229878 / ISBN 13: 9780451229878
Published by New Amer Library, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2010
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, 6 x 9", 336 printed pages, the unforgettable story of Johnny Miller, an enigmatic young hotshot, who took on golf's legends at the 1973 US Open at Oakmont Country Club and astonished the world. 6 extra-ordinary people who battled that day were Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, John Schlee and the 26 year old Johnny Miller. The book is signed on title page by STEVE SCHLOSSMAN and dedicated "to Kazan, my favorite forever student ." Schlossman is a professor at Carnegie Mellon where he teaches the History of Golf. Book and Dust Jacket in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 003578

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Title: Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold ...

Publisher: New Amer Library, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The unforgettable story of the 1973 U.S. Open-and the unknown young golfer who astonished the world...

In 1973, a Who's Who of golf's greats gathered at the Oakmont Country Club for the U.S. Open. Among those favored to win were Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Instead, Johnny Miller-a 26-year-old one­time phenom from San Francisco-astonished the golfing world by edging out the legends and crafting a record-setting 63 to win by a single stroke.

Featuring extensive archival and video research and candid interviews with leading golfers of the era, Chasing Greatness beautifully captures one of the unlikeliest victories and dramatic sports triumphs of the past half century. Authors Adam Lazarus and Steve Schlossman also chronicle the careers and the lives of six extraordinary figures during golf's modern-day golden era: Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee.

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Adam Lazarus is a freelance sports journalist.
Steve Schlossman is a professor of American social and cultural history at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches a course on the history of golf.

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