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The Eternal Summer
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The Eternal Summer
Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, Golf's Golden Year
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Curt Sampson, Dennis McKee
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Imprint: Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Pub. date: 06/22/2005
Lib. SRP: 39.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 16.95 USD
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
ISBN: 9781455102631
DRM Level: Windows Media DRM
Min. Version: OverDrive app 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 119671 KB
Duration: 08:19:32
Grade Range: Grade 9 - Grade 12
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Sports & Recreations, Nonfiction
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Short Description:
   

Was there ever a year in golf like 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the game collided. Television, still a new medium, provided a fresh window to the show and enabled this "rich man's sport" to win over millions of new fans.

Here was Arnold Palmer, the working man's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying," and winning, it seemed, every tournament with a last-second charge. Grim Ben Hogan, the greatest player of the 1950s, was Arnie's opposite, a perfectionist battling the twin demons of age and nerves. And making his debut in the big time was a chunky, crew-cut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion, twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

Full Description:
   

Was there ever a year in golf like 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the game collided. Television, still a new medium, provided a fresh window to the show and enabled this "rich man's sport" to win over millions of new fans.

Here was Arnold Palmer, the working man's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying," and winning, it seemed, every tournament with a last-second charge. Grim Ben Hogan, the greatest player of the 1950s, was Arnie's opposite, a perfectionist battling the twin demons of age and nerves. And making his debut in the big time was a chunky, crew-cut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion, twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

Reviews:
  - Tom Stine, Golfweek
      "If you don't appreciate the summer of 1960, don't call yourself a golfer. The Eternal Summer is what professional golf used to be and should be—colorful, exciting, and memorable."
  AudioFile Magazine
      THE ETERNAL SUMMER is a book for people who love golf, and who remember it before Tiger Woods. Sampson spotlights golf in 1960, when the game seemed to overflow with stars and budding stars, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan. Sampson is passionate about golf, and his attention to detail is superb. Dennis McKee reads the book as if he's in the gallery; he is soft-spoken and reverent; at times, however, he seems bored, and fails to consistently infuse the book with the emotion that Sampson clearly possesses. McKee seems to awaken, and is at his best, when describing the golfers' styles and personalities. His portrayals of Ben Hogan's coldness and intensity, and Arnold Palmer's willingness to take every chance in order to win, are especially memorable. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine
Creator Marketing:
  Curt Sampson     
     

Curt Sampson, a former professional golfer, is the author of several books, including The Eternal Summer, Full Court Pressure, and The Masters. Sampson lives in Bristol, Texas, with his wife and two children.

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