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The Golfer's Library: A Reader's Guide to Three Centuries of Golf Literature

Wexler, Daniel

Sports Media Group
Published:March 1, 2004

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Golf has long enjoyed a body of literature for superior to man's other games, its challenge, lore, camaraderie, and singly beautiful playing fields providing the ideal palette for three centuries of colorful writing. From early Scottish poets to the twentieth-century eloquence of Darwin, Longhurst, and Wind, golf has offered its readers a uniquely rich library basking in a style and ambience entirely its own.

In equal parts a literary overview, book buyer's reference guide, and sampling of the game's vibrant history and flavor, The Golfer's Library profiles over 400 of golf's greatest ever works, from its earliest known writings to the finest volumes of the new millennium. Each entry is examined critically, both for style and content as well as its greaer place in golf's historical framework. Full bibliographic data are included, along with information on reprints, availability, and contemporary prices.

Also featuring chapters on "A Brief History of Golf Literature" and "Some Advice on Building a Golfer's Library," plus an international listing of golf-oriented bookstores, The Golfer's Library is an obvious choice for avid golf readers, but an especially valuable work for anyone with a growing interest in the Royal and Ancient Game.

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This is a veritable treasure trove of information for anyone interested in golf's uniquely rich literary heritage. The Golfer's Library profiles over 400 of golf's finest publications, from classic literature to architecture, from biographies to instruction, and the game's most revered authors. An invaluable reference for every student and fan of the game.

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