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Sampson, Curt

Overview
Works: 20 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 3,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV970, B
Publication Timeline
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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 643 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 463 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Ben Hogan cast a long and complex shadow. A complicated and misunderstood man, he was so consumed with the solitary pursuit of excellence that the camaraderie of his game passed him by. Yet, he was utterly revered--for his consistency, his perseverance, his dedication, his mystery, and his courage. He was the one golfer his fellow golfers held in awe. Curt Sampson does a fine job of hacking through the rough of the Hogan mystique in search of the enigma who held the world at arm's length. His biography of Bantam Ben is as probing as it is solid; it aims for the man, and finds the bottom of the cup
Furious George : my forty years surviving NBA divas, clueless GMs, and poor shot selection by George Matthew Karl( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 354 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 285 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 215 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 191 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( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. Tournament founder Clifford Roberts still seems to run the place from his grave. The story behind the elusive and reclusive Roberts has never been told, until now. The Masters is a portrait of a tournament unlike any other
Golf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest game by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 118 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
Hogan by Curt Sampson( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 115 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
Full court pressure by Curt Sampson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 106 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 103 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
Texas golf legends by Paul Milosevich( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 48 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 memoirA man of deep passion and intensity, George Karl earned his bad boy reputation while playing at the University of North Carolina, a rap that continued through the five years he spent with the San Antonio Spurs--and long after he stopped playing. Karl's beery nights, fistfights, and barking followed him into a thirty-five-year coaching career. In a game defined by big stakes and bigger egos, rabid fans and an unforgiving media, Karl was hired and fired a dozen times. After leading a team beset by injuries and with no superstar to its best season of all time--an achievement that earned Karl the title NBA Coach of the Year--he was dumped by the Denver Nuggets in 2013. Less than a year and a half later, Karl was at the helm of the Sacramento Kings, snarling and bellowing on the sidelines before being cut loose in May 2016.Intense, obstinate, and loud, Karl has never backed down from a confrontation, whether with management, officials, or star players, as NBA legends from Allan Iverson to Gary Payton to Carmelo Anthony to Demarcus Cousins can attest. Telling his story, Karl holds nothing back as he speaks out about the game that has defined his life, including the greed, selfishness, and ass-covering he believes are characteristic of the modern NBA player, and the rampant corruption that leads all the way to the office of the NBA commissioner, David Stern. Karl also reveals how he's learned to deal with the personalities, the pressure, and the setbacks with a resilience he acquired from his three bouts with cancer. Raw, hard-hitting, and brutally honest, Furious George is as thrilling, unpredictable, and entertaining as the game that has defined Karl's life
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

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

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dallas classic : Lakewood Country Club, 1912-2012 by Curt Sampson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 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, GeorgiaGolf dads : fathers, sons, and the greatest gameHogan