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Sampson, Curt

Overview
Works: 21 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 3,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV970, B
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Most widely held works by Curt Sampson
The Masters : golf, money, and power in Augusta, Georgia by Curt Sampson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Curt Sampson reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum facade 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. Roberts, an elusive and reclusive figure, pulled the strings that made the Masters the greatest golf tournament in the world. His story - including his relationships with presidents, power brokers, and every golf champion from Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus - has never been told. Until now. No mere recitation of birdies, bogeys, and tournament winners, The Masters is the intricate tale of the interplay among the town, the tournament, and the club. It 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. It is a portrait of a tournament unlike any other as well as the town in which it lives and breathes - 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
Chasing Tiger by Curt Sampson( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the influence of Tiger Woods on the overall quality, competition, excitement, and interest in the sport of golf
Hogan by Curt Sampson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogan is the never-revealed story of this thundering contradiction of a man who succeeded on the most public of stages while somehow revealing nothing of himself. Here at last is the Hogan no reader has ever encountered. From the poverty and suicidal death of his father that scarred him as a youth, to the failure and conflict that stalked into middle age, Hogan is the rare sports book that transcends the genre. Combining interviews from Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and scores of other golf professionals, as well as insights from Hogan's friends and business associates, Hogan traces the life of an amazing man and tells an unforgettable story.--From jacket flap
Furious George : my forty years surviving NBA divas, clueless GMs, and poor shot selection by George Matthew Karl( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history, and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever, reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir
Royal and ancient : blood, sweat, and fear at the British Open by Curt Sampson( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thread of Royal and Ancient is the 1999 championship ... the most astonishing four days in British Open history. Sampson follows individual players as they meet the gut-wrenching challenge of the links at Carnoustie; the icy classicist, Steve Elkington; the good-looking bon vivant, Andrew Magee; the struggling hopeful, clark Dennis; Zane Scotland, the youngest Open qualifier in history."--Jacket
The eternal summer : Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden year by Curt Sampson( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 sport collided. Here was Arnold Palmer, the workingman's hero, "sweating, chain-smoking, shirt-tail flying"; Ben Hogan, the greatest player of the fifties, a perfectionist battling twin demons of age and nerves; and, making his big-time debut, a crew-cut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion: twenty-year-old Jack Nicklaus.????????And of course, the rest: Ken Venturi, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Doug Sanders, Gary Player, and the many other colorful characters who chased around a little white ball--and a dream.????????Would Palmer win the mythical Grand Slam of golf? Could Hogan win one more major tournament? Was Nicklaus the real thing? Even more than an intimate portrait of these men and their exciting times, The Eternal Summer is also an entertaining, perceptive, and hypnotically readable exploration of professional golf in America. From the Trade Paperback edition
The lost Masters : grace and disgrace in '68 by Curt Sampson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the controversial 1968 Masters Tournament recounts how Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were surpassed by three little-known players, including Argentinian Roberto DeVincenzo, whose win was disqualified on a scoring technicality
The Masters : golf, money, and power in Augusta, Georgia by Curt Sampson( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters golftournament weaves a hypnotic spell. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant ofcareers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestseller Hogan , reveals in The Masters ,a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum fa?ade of this famous Augustacourse. The Masters is an amazing slice of history. Sampson takes us inside the presidency ofDwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. He explores the relationshipsbetween races, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor?withsuch characters as famous soul musician James Brown, the great boxer BeauJack, and Frank Stranahan, the only white professional golfer ever banned from thetournament. Club and tournamentfounder Clifford Roberts, who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago,still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure,Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world. Roberts's relationship with presidents, power brokers, and thegreat golf champions of the time?Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus,to name a few?are brought to light in this spellbinding portrait of a tournamentunlike any other
Hogan by Curt Sampson( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golf hero Ben Hogan bore a mystique that still captivates golfers: a silent, almost eerie concentration that intimidated his opponents, a presence any politician or actor would envy, and an ability to hit a ball so squarely it sizzled as it left his club. Hogan won four U.S. Opens in six years, three after a near-fatal automobile accident. His injuries limited him to six tournaments in 1953, but he won five. It was arguably the greatest year ever in professional golf history. But in the midst of the acclaim, myth distorted and obscured Ben Hogan. No one knew what drove him to practice until his hands bled, or what private demons built the high walls that surrounded him. Here at last is the Hogan no reader has ever encountered. From the poverty of his youth and the suicide of his father to the failure and conflict that stalked him into middle age, Hogan traces an unforgettable portrait of an amazing man
Golf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest game by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten remarkable stories of golfers, their father, and the game that brings them together. The stories feature well know golfers such as Michelle Wie, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, David Feherty, as well as some surprises
The war by the shore : the incomparable drama of the 1991 Ryder Cup by Curt Sampson( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, which changed the competition in golf forever, written by a veteran golf writer and bestselling author who interviewed dozens of key players from both Team USA and Team Europe
The eternal summer : Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden year by Curt Sampson( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 this fascinating 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,? winning, it seemed, every tournament with a last-second charge; grim Ben Hogan, Arnie's opposite, the greatest player of the 5̀0s, a perfectionist battling the twin demons of age and nerves; and, making his debut in the big time, a chunky, crewcut college kid who seemed to have the makings of a champion?20-year-old Jack Nicklaus
Full court pressure by Curt Sampson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five fundamentals : Steve Elkington reveals the secrets of the best swing in golf by Steve Elkington( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas golf legends by Paul Milosevich( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furious George : my forty years surviving NBA divas, clueless GMs, and poor shot selection by George Matthew Karl( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history, and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever, reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoir
Steve Elkington's five fundamentals of golf by Steve Elkington( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War By the Shores by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vision - not a blueprint : Weldon Wyatt and Sage Valley by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pat-a-pan : conductor score & parts by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Masters : golf, money, and power in Augusta, Georgia
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Chasing TigerHoganRoyal and ancient : blood, sweat, and fear at the British OpenThe eternal summer : Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, golf's golden yearThe lost Masters : grace and disgrace in '68The Masters : golf, money, and power in Augusta, GeorgiaHoganGolf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest game