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The Greatest of Them All: The Legend of Bobby Jones (Signed)

Davis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 1888531002 / ISBN 13: 9781888531008
Published by The American Golfer, Greenwich, CT, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. SIGNED by author Martin Davis in ink on title page. Laid in is a black-and-white poster of Bobby Jones ("Don't Miss This Chance to Improve Your Game: Bobby Jones in 'How to Break 90,' New From Start to Finish). Edges of poster are worn but picture is perfect. Folio. 199 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--about five pounds; will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 71774

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Title: The Greatest of Them All: The Legend of ...

Publisher: The American Golfer, Greenwich, CT

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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 Silverman

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