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101. The Great Chase
by Harvey Rosenfeld, Barrett Whitener
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102. Me and Hank : A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later
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Asin: 0743500539
Catlog: Book (2000-06-01)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Sales Rank: 1326533
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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When Sandy Tolan was nine years old, his hero left town. In 1965 Henry Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta, but unlike the other Milwaukee kids, Sandy continued to follow Aaron's career from afar, straining to hear the games at night through the crackle of distant AM radio stations. Aaron's heroics provided an anchor for Sandy in the turbulent late '60s and early '70s, and the young white fan felt a bond with the black superstar.

In 1973, Sandy began keeping a scrapbook to track his idol's approach to the greatest record in sports -- Babe Ruth's 714 career home runs. But he soon learned that Hank Aaron had become the target of racist hate mail and death threats. Shocked and wishing to help somehow, he wrote Aaron a letter, saying, "Don't listen to them, Mr. Aaron. You're my hero." To his astonishment, he got a letter back. "Dear Sandy," the baseball legend wrote, "Your letter of support and encouragement meant much more to me than I can adequately express in words."

Twenty-five years later, armed with his scrapbook and the old letter, Sandy Tolan went to Atlanta to meet his hero. Me and Hank is a portrait of a true American hero whose example resonates far beyond the playing field. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book that could have eased up on the bitterness
Don't get me wrong -- this was a great read and a provocative book about my favorite ballplayer of all-time. But I thought Tolan was at his best describing the people who experienced Hank Aaron's home run chase firsthand (including himself) and at his worst when his personal memories shifted from fact to opinion.

The tale of his encounter with a homeless Atlanta man who attended the game where Aaron hit No. 715 is beautifully told and moving. His personal friendship with a Babe Ruth admirer ignores racism in his hometown and praises Aaron for his accomplishment illustrates how we need inner strength and conviction not to simply march in tune with those around us. Tolan's interviews with Aaron, his daughter Gaile and former teammates reveal the depth with which Aaron had to endure racism as a ballplayer, and his historical portrait of the racial tension in his hometown of Milwaukee is thorough and fascinating.

But the more Tolan discovers about how unappreciated Aaron truly is, the more preachy -- and less effective -- he becomes. He hits a low point when he grills three advertising executives on their lack of knowledge of Aaron's hardships as they prepare to pay homage to Aaron in a MasterCard commercial. Are they to be blamed for that? All of these people clearly respect Aaron, and they all interviewed Aaron in preparation for the commercial. If he'd really wanted them to know what he endured, he probably would have told them. He also takes some unnecessary shots at the Hall of Fame because they have chosen to pay tribute to Babe Ruth with an entire room, while Aaron gets only a wall. Sure, Aaron deserves a room to himself, so do Jackie Robinson, Bob Gibson, Curt Flood, and many of baseball's other African-American pioneers. They don't. Deal with it.

One need not be a walking encyclopedia of Aaron's life, as Tolan is, to appreciate his accomplishments achieved under extreme duress. Let those who appreciate Aaron for who he is -- a great ballplayer and a great man -- simply be. The irony is, I'm with Tolan on his central argument, that Aaron is one of the greatest and most underappreciated Americans in history. I'll even go far as to say you can't prove Ruth is better than Aaron, because Ruth played an all-white game and didn't necessary play against the best. But Ruth made the game popular. If not for Babe Ruth and what he did to make baseball America's pastime, Aaron's chase wouldn't have inspired the rancor that it did. People wouldn't have cared.

Sandy, let's enjoy being Hank Aaron fans by not wasting our time beating up those who don't appreciate him to the extreme degree we do.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read !
Sandy Tolan did a good job interviewing many people, including Hank Aaron, to do this book. Hank Aaron is a wonderful person who deserves much more recognition for what he has done both on the field and off. The book is very well done. It makes you think.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and moving
What a wonderful book! This is a fitting tribute to a man who has been shamefully underrated in American life, as well as a probing look at race relations in the past forty-plus years, seen through the prism of baseball and Hank Aaron's breaking of Babe Ruth's record. Like the author, I grew up in Milwaukee, although I am a bit older and so I saw Hank Aaron hit many of his home runs. His dignity and grace are a precious memory of my youth. Also like the author, I wrote Hank Aaron a letter when I learned that racists were hounding him for challenging Ruth, and received an eloquent letter in reply from Mr. Aaron. This book, with its highly personal approach to the subject, is a multifaceted view of a revealing part of American life. I couldn't recommend it more highly. ... Read more

103. The Majors: In Pursuit of Golf's Holy Grail, Set
by John Feinstein, Michael Kramer
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Asin: 0736645098
Catlog: Book (1999-08-01)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Sales Rank: 1584624
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars More than a Sunday walk.
John Feinstein gives us a glimpse into the people who make up the PGA Tour by following a variety of the golfers in their pursuit of a major championship during the 1998 PGA Tour season. Any true lover of the game will find his enjoyment of following the Tour greatly enhanced by this look into the personalities of many of the PGA's top stars and lesser known players. Couples, Love, Duval, Daly, Stewart and many more will be more than just names and faces that you watch on TV each Sunday afternoon, they will become real life heroes not simply because of the game they play but because of the people they are. You will gain respect and admiration for many of the players and the PGA Tour as a whole in this wonderful journey in pursuit of "the holy grail'. ... Read more

104. Hello Everybody, I'm George Kell
by George Kell, Dan Ewald
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
Publisher: Sagamore Publishing
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When George Kell broke in with the old Philadelphia Athletics back in 1943, never did he dream he had just embarked on a 53-year major league ride. From induction into baseball's Hall of Fame to an equally accomplished broad- casting career, it was a fantastic journey. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A decent man sheds new light on baseball's golden years
That George's book turned out to be a long, tall, cold drink of water on a hot summer day came as no surprise to me. For us in Michigan who have lived with George throughout his years as the premier Tiger TV announcer, or as one of the great players of his time, we have long known of his commitment to to all that is good and right about America's pastime. But, he also served as a prophet concerning the aspects of the modern game which led to a slow decay not only in the quality of the game, but in the character of some of the game's players and management (thankfully the 1998 season of McGwire-Sosa, and of the Yankee's team-first approach has ushered in the possibility of a solid reversal of that trend). In any event, how can a baseball aficionado not feel the warm sunshine of yesteryear as we read of a living Hall of Famer's account of playing under Manager Connie Mack, alongside and against Ted Williams...Joe DiMaggio...even Minnie Minoso! George's book is special. I can virtually guarantee you will not read the likes of "Hello everybody, I'm George Kell" ever again. It is an easy-reading account of baseball's glory days, when a nation came out of a war against the forces of evil, and after looking in the mirror, realized the color line must be obliterated in what was then the undisputed King of American sport. I do not easily grant a five star review, but George's decency shines through the entire book, just as his light has shined his entire life. Bravo! ... Read more

105. The Masters: Library Edition
by Curt Sampson, Barrett Whitener
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Asin: 0786124172
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Average Customer Review: 3.61 out of 5 stars
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The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. As it is the only major golf tournament to return to the same site year after year, much of the fascination is historical.
But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum faade 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 tourna-ment 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 North-erners, 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.

The Masters is a book that is certain to cause controversy yet will reinforce one's love for and dedication to the sport's greatest event. It is just as certain that The Masters will be the golf book of the year.
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Masters: The real story
Author Curt Sampson captures the birth and life of one of the most famous sporting events in the world, The Masters golf tournament. Played annually in Augusta, Georgia, this prestigious golf tournament has become the new face of golf. Mr. Sampson shows us how this once unknown place, turned into a sanctuary for some of the greatest golfers of all time. He gets deep into how it was started by a group of New York business men, only 68 years after the Civil War. He shows us how although, one of the most famed golf course in the world has always been dampered by the reputation for being a racist society. He explains how that when Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997, Augusta and the Masters had come full swing from what it once was. This book goes well into detail about things the common person would have never known or been able to find out. Although, occasionally drags on about the birth of this event. this book has solid content and gives information that you would have never known otherwise. I recommend this book to any golf enthusist.

4-0 out of 5 stars fascinating, entertaining look at golf's greatest tournament
I don't think there's a better golf writer, or for that matter sports writer, in today's book world than Mr. Sampson. He can turn a phrase as well as John Updike, and he's the kind of writer who could write about paint drying and make it fascinating. His profiles of the men involved in making the Masters what it is today--weirdo Cliff Roberts, tragic golf great Bobby Jones, and even Dwight Eisenhower--are great. There's a good balance of behind-the-scenes power broking and great golf throughout the years. But what makes this book even better, what raises it to a higher level, is its examination of the relationship of the town of Augusta to the elitist Augusta National Club. It's fascinating to read about what the townspeople think of the club, and how some of them--like singer James Brown, and boxer Beau Jack--have interacted and been affected by the racist Club. There's a tremendous amount of texture in Sampson's descriptions, enough to justify the comparisons to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Sampson also, by the way, wrote another classic golf book entitled The Eternal Summer: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Hogan in 1960, Golf's Golden Year. It's out of print but one of the most enjoyable golf books I've ever read.

Someone should also reprint Sampson's insightful book on pro basketball, Full Court Pressure (a lousy title for the best book on the NBA since The Breaks of the Game). It came and went a few years ago and deserves to be more widely read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Provocative Insights into The Club and Tournamet
If Sampson's probe is anywhere near the truth, it surely smudges the high place we give to Augusta and The Masters.

Certainly, it still revolves around Jones, and it always has. The legend of this amateur and supposed gentleman is tarnished by his association with Roberts and his seizure of power and control of what has become golfing legend.

Without the champion's name and backing and tournament, The Masters and Augusta would be just another club and tour stop. But from the outset it was Bobby who kept it together. Then the illness and pulling away, and the inroads of Cliff and the rest is history, here well documented by one of the great golf writers. Sampson again weaves his literary magic with different piercing vignettes of the personalities and events which have led to Augusta lore and legend.

Story upon story from various facets permeate this fluid read--from club caddie to townfolk to neglected member and player -- one is given much to contemplate.

The tales are superb, sampling but a few: the caddie deliberately overclubbing Robert's opponent on a Par 3 course contest; Dave Marr's respone to Arnie that even his divot cleared Rae's Creek on 15; the asst. pro's wife being offered big money for the rope marker that only quandred off souvenir sales.

Augusta appears to be the premier "ole boys" club. If you want scoop about it's past and insights possibly into its present, this read will begin that path.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easily the best book ever on The Masters
Curt Sampson is the best golf writer around, and this book is an excellent followup to that best of all golf biographies, Hogan. Some reviewers have criticized him for casting a cold eye on Clifford Roberts, the fanatical creator of the Masters, but I'm glad he's dug out the truth--it's much more fascinating, by the way. And his look at how the club has affected the area and town around it is quite interesting. His writing, though, is what I love--wonderfully crafted sentences by a fine writer. This is an excellent look at America's most prestigious tournament, and the personalities that have made it what it is. Highly recommended.

3-0 out of 5 stars A look at the other side
For years I have read nothing but positive things about Augusta National and The Masters. Like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Augusta rules with an iron fist. While the author often jumps to some conclusions that may be out of line - it is important to read discriminately - the book is nevertheless a valuable look at the underbelly of The Masters, and it is a refreshing break from the toe-the-line approach that Clifford Roberts et al have made journalists take since the beginning. ... Read more

106. Gareth Edwards: The Autobiography
by Gareth Edwards, Peter Bills
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Catlog: Book (1999-09-02)
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107. Reach for the Summit : Definite Dozen System for Succeeding at Whatever You Do.
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Catlog: Book (1998-06-08)
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Average Customer Review: 4.81 out of 5 stars
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Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, is a phenomenon in women's basketball.Her ferociously competitive teams won the NCAA championships in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and they've won five times in the last ten years.After twenty-four years as head coach at Tennessee, Summitt is well on her way to becoming the winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 women's history.

Now Summitt has written the first motivational book by a high-achieving female coach, presented here in an exclusive audio production.In Reach for the Summit, she presents her formula for success, which she calls the "Definite Dozen System."Throughout, Summitt talks about the system's principles--such as responsibility, discipline, and loyalty--and shows you how to apply it to your own situation.

Pat Summitt uses her own remarkable story as a vehicle for explaining how anyone can transform herself through ambition.Through many amusing anecdotes and a few very painful memories, she reveals her mistakes and triumphs as a beginning basketball player, as an Olympic athlete, as a Division 1 coach, and as a mother.Although Summitt was not born to the easy life, she has become one of the most successful and highest-paid coaches in the country.She candidly talks about how she turned her losses into wins and then shows you how you can do the same.

Wonderfully entertaining and brilliantly instructive, Reach for the Summit discloses the winning secret to building a principled system and making it to the top at whatever you do.Pat Summitt will motivate you to achieve in sports, business, and the most important game of all--life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Should Be Required Reading For EVERYONE
Having long been a fan of Pat Summitt & the Tennessee Lady Vols, I finally got around to reading this book and I must say it was a real eye-opener. You've seen pictures of Pat on tv & in the newspapers, usually in some player's face during a crucial moment of a game & you might think, "this woman is really tough on her players." Well, guess what? She IS tough, and many of the players that she's been toughest on went on to be championship players in the WNBA after getting their degrees at the University Of Tennessee. Other than building championship teams, Pat's main goal is seeing that her players get their education & graduate. Everyone on the team must sit in the 1st 3 rows in their classes and pay attention. After reading this book, I came away with the realization that she really does care about these young women and always made it a point to assure them of this. At times when she knew she'd really have to lean on a player, Pat would contact their parents to give them a heads up so that there would be no misunderstanding. Pat Summitt grew up tough but fair, not afraid of hard work and expecting alot from others. Her Definite Dozen System is easy to apply in any job, in all walks of life. You just have to be determined to overcome adversity and to face every challenge that comes your way. Highly recommended reading for everyone, not just fans of women's basketball.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for every coach for any competitve team sport
Although achieving near cult status in her home state, Pat Summit has only recently been making mass market news. The Sports Illustrated cover and article led me to buying this book. Hats off to Summit for sharing herself and her wisdom with the world. While her style of coaching may not suit everyone, players and coaches alike, it certainly takes a lot of guts to take key elements of her success and put it all on paper for fans and foes to absorb. Her details of the various realtionships she has with her players was magnificant. Not only is this book inspirational and revealing, it is well written and I have to admit kept me up well into the night.

4-0 out of 5 stars Type A personality in a woman's basketball program.
I enjoyed this book because Pat is definetely old school when she comes to her coaching and managing. I think as America has become a rich country, hard driving individuals like Pat and her parents have become downgraded as more people opt for the human relations style management. Pat proves that the hard driven type management is still very effective in motivating people to their best. In this book, Pat describes both her personal and professional experiences and how that has changed her to the coach she is today. Nothing beats success, and Pat's championships prove her way can make results.
This book is a surprisely good read on leadership and managing. It is applicable to both sports and business. The personal and professional stories prove that Pat's way is still effective in today's world.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Master of Success--A Must Read!!!!
Of course, I could not just read one of Pat Summitt's books, I had to read all three. Pat has a plain, matter-of-fact and in-your-face style that is refreshing. If you can not find the mountain of success to climb, Pat will bring the mountain to you. She forces you to look at her definite dozen and find the areas where you know you could most likely improve. And without fail, she will lay down the gauntlet challenging you. She makes you believe that success is within everyone's reach, if you would just work at it. I have made some adjustments myself, since I have started a part-time home based business. I have read a number of books on success. "Reach for the Summit" is by far the clearest, simplest and most inspiring that I have read. GREAT WORK PAT!

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, Reinvigorating & Really Worthwhile
Being a girl's basketball coach, I first thought I would gain some insight into how to build a winning program. While Pat Summit's book gives you the elements of that, she does a far better job of explaining how to "bake the cake" than simply what to put in it. This book is excellent for people in management positions (that's right, coaching is management)and appropriate points are made relevant to sports, business and life in general. Simply put, clear instructions, clear focus on the ultimate goal, and hard work are an unbeatable combination, that usually result in not having to make excuses or explanations.
I treasure this book as something to utilize along with Coach Wooden's "Pyramid of Success". If you're looking for a new style offense or a secret to better defense, forget it. If you're interested in developing the most out of your players as athletes, and more importantly, people; this book is a must. ... Read more

108. My Favorite Summer 1956
by Mickey Mantle
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Catlog: Book (1991-06-01)
Publisher: Publishing Mills
Sales Rank: 1147679
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars hanging out with mick
I enjoyed this causually written account of Mickey Mantles' summer of 1956. It's like sitting on the front porch with Mick as he tells you the events and feelings of what he and the yankees experinced that year,on and off the field.and he spares you his war stories by leaving it at "we went out and partied that night". He talks about his triple crown, his homerun race agianst Babe Ruth(also in the back is a season schedule of dates,hr's,pitchers faced,site, opponents, and runners on base).Mick also discusses the 1956 world series agianst the dodgers and descibes the perfect game by don larsen. Also there are game and team photos. i think you will enjoy micks account of his favorite year.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book I ever read, and I am not even a Yankees fan!
When I read this book I could not put it down. The detail of the 1956 season that Mickey goes into is unmatched because the words come right from the source, MICKEY! I think you must be a baseball fan to enjoy this book, but you definitely don't have to be a Yankee fan. I strongly dislike Steinbrenner's Yankees, but this is before he ruined the organization. Who doesn't have a small spot in their heart for the oldtime Yanks? This book tells you about the relationships between Mickey and Billy Martin as well as Whitey Ford, straight from Mickey's mouth!! Mickey hired the great Phil Pepe to help edit his book, and Pepe's editing always makes the reading just keep flowing. Outstanding read, and I recommend it to any baseball fan!

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite book 2000
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. Not necessarily the best book ever written, but the best book I have ever read. It is my favorite book because it is about my favorite subject, baseball and of course the New York Yankees. Someone who does not like baseball or the New York Yankees as much as me would probably not like the book as much as me. But for a real baseball fan, it is a must read. The '50s were a great time for baseball, and the Yankees, and this book documents one of those spectacular seasons. To keep interested in this book, you must be a baseball fan, and at least like the Yankees in order for the book to be a good read. I say this because the Yankees are so good, that a lot of people despise them because they are so outrageously good. Either way I loved the book, it informed me on a time of baseball when I was not around to witness it, and now after reading the book, I feel I lived it. I felt like I was there, I watched Mickey win the Triple Crown, I watched the Yankees win the World Series. I was there. This was a great book, and I would recommend it to anyone with a heart of baseball, such as I do. ... Read more

109. Think to Win: How to Manage Your Mind on the Golf Course
by Patrick J. Cohn Ph.D.
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Publisher: Peak Performance Sports & Publications
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Golf becomes a mental game once players get to the course and face their doubts, fears, and indecision.A sound golf swing works best when a player learns how to beat doubt and indecision and manage his or her mind on the golf course.Most players psych themselves out before they arrive to the course.But now players can learn how to psych themselves up as they drive to the course with the new audiobook, Think to Win: How to Manage Your Mind on the Golf Course by Dr. Patrick Cohn.

Many golfers hurt their chances of playing well because they don't know how to battle their inner demons.The challenge of the golf course causes them to lose confidence and be overcome by anxiety.But with Think to Win players can manage their mind and play better golf while relaxing in bed.Think to Win teaches golfers about the barriers that prevent them from playing their best and how to take their practice swing to the course.This audiobook gives players the keys to more consistent and confident play as they drive, relax, or just sit! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Most positive impact of any game improvement method.
If you're willing to work at it, just a little, this book on tape will give you a positive method for developing great mental attitude and a chance to eliminate negative, destructive thoughts that injure your game.

My pro always said I wasn't an 18, but an average of a 9 and a 27. By applying Cohn's principals my handicap dropped from 17 to 12 in six weeks. And I hope to go further. ... Read more

110. On Learning Golf
by Percy Boomer, Ian Esmo
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The War & Peace of golf. A quaint old classic from 1946, with an intro by the Duke of Windsor. It's good advice, and seriously, this game has hardly changed a whit in 50 years! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Possibly the Best Golf Instruction Book Ever
Percy Boomer will probably go down in the annals of golf history as the finest teacher in the history of the game. He does this by explaining the proper conception of the golf swing as one athletic movement, not a series of positions to reach as in modern instruction. Boomer had the benefit of NOT having stop motion photography and video cameras - instead, he explains that the movement of the golf swing is a swing in the strict definition of Ernest Jones: that the club should be moved in a centrifugal motion, through the proper use of the core (center) of the body. Much like a pitcher or batter in baseball, a discus thrower, the golf swing according to Boomer employs the same physics, as the body generates this centrifugal force and imparts maximum velocity and accuracy through the clubhead, as the hands and arms act only as connecting agents to the club. All motion below the waist is active, while all movement above the waist is passive, or responsive to the hips, knees and feet. Jones, Hogan, Sarazen, Snead, even Moe Norman, arguably the greatest ball striker in golf history, employ this motion. While none appear the same in terms of setup, posture, grip, etc, they all utilize the body to swing the clubhead - the dog wags the tail!

Boomer is the seminal voice in golf instruction history. Jimmy Ballard developed his theories with much from this book. Ballard even took the term "connection" from Boomer. David Leadbetter and his "dog wags the tail" concept, was directly taken from the pages of this book. Modern instruction however detailed, somehow fails where Boomer excels. Modern gurus believe in positional instruction: lag the clubhead, width at the top and through the swing, clughead leans forward at impact, hit down and through, etc. If the golfer uses the motion described in this book, guess what happens: every one of the aforementioned positions are achieved! Does anyone really think that Ernie or Jack or Tiger try to lag the clubhead and in the last instant, snap it through impact? Of course not, they instead have and do use the motion of their bodies to achieve the centrifugal motion. Centrifugal force is the most powerful force that can be used in the golf swing.

Buy this book and revel in its incredible ability to convey to the read the conception and feel of a centrifugal motion in a golf swing. You will not be dissapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for all golfers
This book will allow you to get the right conceptions for producing a good golf swing. And as Percy says, it is the swing rather than hitting the ball that is the thing. It is not a technical book but he does make technical points in it. Its key virtue is that it gets rid of several common misconceptions about how to swing a golf club. Percy's tone is absolutely wonderful and he has a nice sense of humor. It would have been a joy to experience his teachings in person. Buy the book, read it and then practice its concepts and you will find yourself capable of nailing every shot. Of course, the result is that golf becomes a very fun game again, as it should be. Best golf instruction book I have ever read and I have read a bunch, including Penick, Hogan, Armour, Leadbetter, Haney, Harmon, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Broke 80 for the first time
I first read the book 10 years ago when I was learning the game. Got to a 14 handicap. Reread it this spring and just shot my first 79 today!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Book on How to Learn (and Teach) Golf
Of all the golf books I have read, and I have read over a hundred, this pearl has done the most to improve my game. I learned why standing on the practice mat trying to think through the swing did not improve my game. And I learned what had to be done to improve my game. My score, which had languished around 110, started dropping soon after I adopted Boomer's concepts. After three months, I am now in the low 90s to mid 80s and am still improving. Don't pass this gem by! Boomer was the Harvey Penick of an earlier generation and his ideas are still true.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only thing better for your game is to quit going to work
To put it bluntly...Percey Boomer is God. Percey Boomer knows... but better yet Percy Boomer explains - perfectly...eloquently...amusingly...concisely. The first lesson I had before I ever started playing was to read this book. In three months I broke 80. I still read this book. If you understand what you're trying to do and you understand how to do it and you understand what it feels like when you're doing it right... Then you've read Percy Boomers - On Learning Golf ... Read more

111. Sports Meditation for Golf
by Shawn Waters
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Asin: 097112681X
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: Shawn Waters
Sales Rank: 1450862
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Observing the fluid swing of an accomplished golfer in your imagination uses the same neural pathways as a physical movement does. The result is a better golf swing. Watching yourself play great golf in your imagination mimics the experience of actually doing so. The result is a better golf game.

Meditating improves concentration and induces relaxation so that you can easily utilize the golf swing you have created through visualization. Included in the meditation on this CD is a binaural beat, which is a scientifically proven method for slowing brain waves, thus, inducing a hypnotic, relaxing effect. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lowered my handicap
Not doing anything different this year during the golf season except. . .I'm listening to this tape twice a week. What a diffrence! I have gone from a 22.3 handicap index at the start of the season to a 16.5! I'm more relaxed on the first tee. I'm more focused on my fairway shots. And I don't get as mad as I used to when I goof a shot up. The first two times I listened to the tape I went to sleep before the end of the tape. Golf is more of a head game than a mechanical game. I'm convinced that this is a great tool to improve your scores, game management and attitude, everytime you hit the links. ... Read more

112. Zim: A Baseball Life
by Don Zimmer, Dennis McKee, Bill Madden
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Asin: 0786120193
Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1115213
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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In Zim, one of baseball’s most eccentric characters and storytellers chronicles his life in the sport, from playing high school ball in Cincinnati to his current role as bench coach for the New York Yankees. Don Zimmer’s career has crossed paths with the game’s most memorable people and events, and Zim includes them all, from Babe Ruth, who lauded Zim’s team a year before he died, to the Brooklyn Dodgers, who drafted him as a potential heir to shortstop Pee Wee Reese, to Casey Stengel, who Zimmer played for as one of the original New York Mets. Accounts of his tragedies — two life-threatening beanings — and triumphs — managing the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, and Chicago Cubs — give a panoramic history of both the man and the sport. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not just stories, but insight into his character
After reading Zim: A Baseball Life, I was not surprised by the things that happened with Don Zimmer in the 2003 post-season. He's a tough old guy who knows what he thinks, and he has his own reasons to be upset at a pitcher who throws at people's heads (Zimmer was once nearly killed by a pitched ball). Zimmer is willing to own up to his mistakes, and he is the one guy who made a public apology after the incident with Pedro Martinez. It's also not surprising that he threatened to quit because of Steinbrenner's treatment of the coaching staff - the book has several examples of Zimmer leaving jobs when he felt he wasn't being treated right.

Zimmer finds something nice to say about most of the people he's worked with, except for Bill Lee. He hates Bill Lee, who named him The Gerbil. Lee is a counterculture type, the sort I would expect to get under Zimmer's skin. I was disappointed but not surprised to learn that Zimmer finds Bill Lee to be not just insufferable, but almost sub-human.

5-0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING

5-0 out of 5 stars Last Of The Breed
Geez, what a great, great book. What a great story and what a great life. Don Zimmer is the last of the best generation of ball players, the ones who played because they loved the game and focused on it all the time. It is a major loss that he's still not on a bench somewhere imparting his wisdom. This is by far my favorite baseball book and made me feel young again. I mean, who doesn't love the Zim? One thing though, while reading it. Major League Baseball should give the wives a pension too for all the support they give their husbands over the years. Just buy the book, I promise you, you won't be sorry.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Entertaining Book....
Don Zimmer is a true gentleman in the sport. He is old school and brings the experience of playing when players barley got paid.

5-0 out of 5 stars ZIM
A summary of my book is about Don Zimmer's life. Don zimmer was a professional baseball player. Don Zimmer is now the bench coach for the new York Yankees. People consider Don Zimmer a Baseball mastermind, but he disagrees he quoted in his book that if he was a baseball mastermind he wouldn't have hit a 257 batting average. But I think he is because you can tell that he knows what he is talking about from reading the book. Bill madden (author) Wrote about all the important things that happened in his life from he was born to now. He considers himself as an average baseball player only because he had a 257 career batting average, but he is an a lot better player then average. He played with Jackie Robinson (the first African American player to enter the Major leagues. He played in the pros for a long time and he had excellent experience so when he tells a big leaguer something they better listen because he knows what hes talking about.
I enjoyed reading "ZIM" He gave the readers good tips and I know he gives the Yankees great tips. This book was probably my favorite book that I ever have read because it was really interesting when he told stories about times in his life. I also like the book because he loves baseball and so do I.
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113. Babe Ruth's Book of Baseball
by Babe Ruth
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Asin: 1879557053
Catlog: Book (1992-06-01)
Publisher: Audio Scholar
Sales Rank: 2037890
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114. Chasing the Dream : My Lifelong Journey
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Asin: 0553478702
Catlog: Book (1997-03-17)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 1608018
Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars King of the Hill
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Joe Torre, through his life's journey, is in my eyes the King of the Hill. All the things he went through in life that he conquered make him the man he is today, and what a gift the Yankees got!

For everyone who said 'Joe who?' when George hired him as manager, I hope you read this book and find out the man behind #6!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Encourging Book I've Ever Read
Chasing the Dream is the best book I've ever read. It let's people know that goal reaching is possible, if you work for it. I now know that I can't procrastinate practice. If I want to achieve my dream I must work for it. Most people believe that goal reaching is impossible, but since I've read this book, my dream is coming closer, and closer to being achived. I defiantly would like to thank Joe Torre and Tom Verducci for making my dream possible and encouraging me to get on the right track. Thanks a million and one. Hopefully you'll see me in the 2008 Olympics for softball (i'll be the one pitching in the final games for the USA team) :)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for any New York baseball fan.
Chronicles Joe Torre's life from childhood growing up in Brooklyn to his Championship Season with the Bronx Bombers. Insightful and honest look into Torre's personal life and all his days spent on the field and in the dugout.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent baseball biography
Joe Torre does an outstanding job of re-creating the 1996 World Series in stunning and emotional detail. He proves that baseball managers are as much team psychologists as they are the men who make decisions on the field. Clearly for Yankee fans, this book will nevertheless appeal to all baseball fans and readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars A poignant and emotionally revealing book .
This book is a must for die-hard Yankee fans and admirers of Joe Torre. Joe speaks about his life and the 1996 World Champion New York Yankees in an critically honest and emotionally revealing manner. Joe takes us on his journey in such a way that you feel as if you are side-by-side with him every step of the way. His roller coaster journey of the highs and lows of the 1996 baseball season compounded by personal tragedy, and the miracle of his brother Frank's successful heart transplant are especially riveting. I loved this book! ... Read more

115. A Season Inside : One Year in College Basketball/Audio Cassette
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Asin: 0394578708
Catlog: Book (1989-03-26)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Sales Rank: 1943263
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Season Inside
What Feinstein did for Knight in his Season On The Brink, he now does for one entire season in the world of college hoops. This book is an inside look at everything from the grueling (and often gruesome) practice sessions that go on behind closed doors to the intimate personal lives of some of college basketballs biggest stars, from the tough lives of teams and players going nowhere to an astonishingly close up view of the winners who go all the way to ultimate glory. A Season Inside goes from coast to coast, from top to bottom, from glory to defeat.

4-0 out of 5 stars a must for any college basketball fan
An exremely entertaining book which takes you on a trip across the United States to examine the great venues and stories of college basketball. From the awesome early-season tournaments in Hawaii to the meccas of college basketball like the Palestra and Madison Square Garden to March Madness, from the Lute Olsen-Steve Kerr Arizona Wildcats to the Admiral to Danny Manning, Feinstein's book is a must for any fan of college basketball. ... Read more

116. And Then Jack Said to Arnie...
by Don Wade
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Asin: 0787107255
Catlog: Book (1996-08-01)
Publisher: Audio Literature
Sales Rank: 980190
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Reading these books is like being in the locker room with the greatest players and storytellers in golf history. So sit back and enjoy it." -- Lee Trevino"Every golfer should come to the first tee with fourteen clubs, a dozen balls, a handful of tees, and at least one great golf story. Thanks to Don Wade's series of books, now we can have unlimited mulligans on our scorecards." -- Jim Nantz, CBS SportsI've been telling Don Wade my stories for all these years and I'm glad to see he's finally put them to good use." -- Sam Snead"All the great golf stories you've hoped to hear or read--and now you can." -- Dave Anderson New York Times"Whether you've just taken up the game of golf or played it all your life, you'll treasure this book and the stories it has to tell." -- Amy AlcottDon Wade, a senior editor at Golf Digest magazine, has been covering professional golf and collecting true stories about the game since the 1970s. He has written articles for such publications as the New York Times and the Boston Globe as well as books with Ken Venturi, Sam Snead, Amy Alcott, and Nancy Lopez.Illustrator Paul Szep is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and author of two collections of editorial cartoons. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This was an extremely funny and entertaining book.
I liked the comedy in this book.It made me want to keep reading because of the laughter.

4-0 out of 5 stars This book is for the die hard golf fan!!!
Don Wade, author and senior editor of Golf Digest Magazine, has puttogether a well-crafted book of true golf stories that he has collectedsince the '70's.There are over a hundred different golfers featured inthis book.Each story reflects on the events told to Don Wade or personalexpiriences by him while covering the game.This book is very humorous andis sure to be a hit with anyone, whether you are a golf fan or not!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars For the die hard golf fan this book is very entertaining.
This book is extremely entertaining.I liked it a lot.It shows that notonly is golf a game, it's a way of life.Some of the stories areincredibly funny. There seems to be a story about everyone, includingWillie Nelson.I think anyone who likes light hearted short stories.Besure not to miss the ones about Dwight Eisenhower!!! ... Read more

117. Integrating Mind & Body: NLP for Better Golf - Meditation
by Nicholas M. Rosa
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Asin: 1892673037
Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
Publisher: Peak Performance Psychology for Golfers
Sales Rank: 1025440
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This cassette teaches the golfer how to meditate. The meditation format used enables the golfer to regulate blood pressure, pulse rate, and cardiovascular functioning. Such benefits last four to five hours after meditating, enabling the golfer to be in a more relaxed flow and less apt to boil over emotionally as a result of an errant shot or missed putt. Also enhanced are the golfer's stamina, feeling of well being and enjoyment of the game. ... Read more

118. Rothstein: Library Edition
by David Pietrusza, Grover Gardner
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Asin: 0786125810
Catlog: Book (2003-11-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 1795603
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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The model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was much more than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. Transporting readers onto Jazz Age Broadway with its thugs, bookies, denizens of the racetracks, showgirls, political movers-and-shakers, and sports stars, here is the biography of the devilishly beloved gangland dandy who reigned supreme when the fast buck ruled and violence stalked the streets of Gotham. David Pietrusza unearths the canny way Rothstein fixed the 1919 World Series-playing all sides off one another so that he alone could not lose-and unravels the mystery of his November 1928 murder in a Times Square hotel room. A masterful portrait of a Roaring '20s legend filled with fascinating photographs, Pietrusza's award-nominated Rothstein cements the place of "The Big Bankroll" as the godfather of organized crime in America. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Rothstein: A master criminal of the Jazz Age
This is a wonderful book, evocative of the Roarin' Twenties. Grab your fedora and get ready to join Mr. Big in his private booth at Lindy's. "Rothstein" is a journey back in time through this well-researched and well-written account by David Pietrusza. Obviously it's a biography about gambler and fixer par excellence, Arnold Rothstein, variously known as The Big Bankroll, Mr. Broadway, The Brain. He is the mastermind who is credited with rigging the 1919 World Series that became known as the Black Sox scandal. But this book is much, much more. Pietrusza transports you to those days of yesteryear in Manhattan in which Damon Ruynon's guys and dolls frolicked and boozed. It was an era of Prohibition, chorines and hoods with colorful nicknames. The Jazz Age may have become glorified, but it was a deadly serious time for this dapper mobster, with the emphasis on deadly. After all, he also was the overlord behind what became the modern American drug trade. The author details the complexities behind the Big Fix of the Chicago White Sox and breaks new ground in how it actually happened. As Pietrusza notes, this was "the ultimate corruption of American heroism, period." He also solves the murder of Rothstein in clarifying detail. A.R. is pictured as the creator of organized crime, involved in bootlegging, bookmaking, loan sharking, fencing, Wall Street and real estate manipulation and, of course, all forms of gambling from craps and cards to the race track. As the book's subtitle claims, Rothstein was indeed a criminal genius.

4-0 out of 5 stars A trip back to Broadway in the Roaring ¿20s
Rothstein tells the story of the underside of the glitzy Broadway that reigned from the turn of the century to the end of the 1920s. Arnold Rothstein is best remembered today as the man behind the 1919 World Series fix, but that was just one example of A. R.'s greatest ability, putting himself in a position where he could not lose. He got into nearly every conceivable area of crime and knew just when to get out, or exactly who to pay off to keep the income coming. He knew what the odds were when a sucker veered from this path, yet "The Big Bankroll" met his end after losing too much at cards and then refusing to pay his debt. Author David Pietrusza, who did a similarly masterful job with Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, helps the reader return to a world where mobsters, athletes, Tammany Hall politicians, and Broadway actresses rule the city. Everyone else better get out of the way, turn their head, or put out their hand for a bribe. Pietrusza's research is exhaustive and brings about new conclusions on Rothstein-including significant forms of income few ever knew about in his lifetime-and hands us A. R.'s killer in a 75-year-old unsolved murder case. The author even provides a preface that introduces the many underworld characters involved in the story, as well as an epilogue that tells the reader what happened to everybody after A. R. got his.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Splendidly Researched Work, Told by a Keen Craftsman
Arnold Rothstein was a real scum ball, but extremely clever, ruthless and amoral, too. The author deserves great credit for bringing him, and the crime-infested era that he lived in, to life. I was surprised to learn that Rothstein funded the first Drug Cartel in this country during the 20s. He also gave another sinister character, Meyer Lansky, his start up the crime ladder. This book also fully captures the take-no-prisoners politics, the changing economics, and the evolving popular culture of that roaring epoch. I particularly liked how "The Great Mouthpiece," attorney Bill Fallon of NYC, was portrayed and the description of his legal exploits, in the court room, on behalf of some of the most notorious defendants in crime history. Rothstein's main claim to infamy will forever be that he was the fixer of the 1919 World Series. For that damnable offense alone, (a crime against the American dream), he deserved to languish in the deepest parts of a fiery hell. Kudos to author David Pietrusza for a splendidly researched work, told by a keen craftsman of his art.

5-0 out of 5 stars Arnold Rothstein--A Lonely Man
After reading David Pietrusza's book on Arnold Rothstein I have come to the conclusion that Rothstein was a man with only one love in his life, that of gambling. He doesn't appear to be an individual who was able to develop any genuine feelings of affection to another human being. Any interest in another person was limited to what they were able to do for Arnold. His only interest in sports was limited to what the gambling odds were. Although married he spent his evenings, not at home, but sitting at a table at Lindy's Restaurant conversing with business associates, not friends. The author also relates Rothstein's role in developing the drug trade in America. Gambling and bootlegging were activities that you need not be embarrassed about. Trafficing in drugs, however, was something that was considered dirty and he masked his interest in the drug trade. The book also goes into detail of Rothstein's role in the 1919 World Series and others involved in the crooked World Series. Details of Rothstein's death by shooting in the Park Central Hotel in New York by George McManus are also provided. The author admits that some of the details are speculation, and will never be known for sure. This is a book that will take you back to the era of turn of 20th century New York and through the 1920's. It is also the story of people from the world of sports, theatre, politics, and the gangsters that made up this time period. The book is most certainly worth your time and money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Spend Some Time With a Criminal Genius
As a baseball fan, I can tell you that David Pietrusza's "Rothstein" is a fascinating look into the Black Sox scandal. Most other books look at the 1919 World Series from the point of view of the ballplayers and fans, but this book looks at the series from the perspective of the criminals behind the scenes.

But this book is so much more. Rothstein was New York's criminal genius of late 1910's and early 1920's, and was involved in a wide web of criminal activities. Pietrusza gives you glimpses into Rothstein's childhood memories, everyday life, and many of the biggest fixes and "businesses" that Rothstein set up. Along the way, Pietrusza describes the city leadership and police force of the time, making it a bit easier to understand how the man who bankrolled the biggest crimes in New York-the same man who shot three policemen-could have died without having any fingerprints in police files!

Pietrusza writes clearly and cleanly, with attention to detail but a focus on the story. I fully recommend this book to anyone who would like to step back into 1919 and walk with one of the people who shaped that world. ... Read more

119. Great Golf
by Paul McKenna

Asin: 1900148056
Catlog: Book (1998)
Publisher: Paul McKenna Productions
Sales Rank: 2763742
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120. Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Library Edition
by Peter Golenbock
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
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