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Title:
The new encyclopedia of golf
Author:
Campbell, Malcolm, 1944-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2001.
Physical Description:
384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The Random House international encyclopedia of golf / Malcolm Campbell. 1st U.S. ed. c1991.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780789480361
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This popular reference book has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest international tournaments and celebrated names as well as new championship courses. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of spectacular full-color photographs and with a new introduction focusing on the modern game and its players, this is the perfect companion for anyone with a passion for golf. Walk the Greatest Championship Courses: Spectacular photography and specially commissioned maps transport you to the most challenging and beautiful courses in the world. Walk-the-course commentaries highlight the significant features of each course so that you feel you are actually standing on the fairway yourself. Meet the World's Most Talented Players: Leading golf journalist Malcolm Campbell has interviewed many of the legendary names in golf, as well as today's greatest players. Featuring 100 golfing champions, the updated Hall of Fame profiles acknowledged masters such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, and Jack Nicklaus as well as the modern superstars--Tiger Woods, David Duval, Lee Westwood, and Sergio Garcia. A Unique Visual History: A comprehensive, richly illustrated section brings golfing traditions vividly to life. Embodying the spirit of the game over the centuries, The New Encyclopedia of Golf will have long-lasting historical values as well as being an irresistible read for all lovers of golf today.


Author Notes

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover. At the age of 18, Bush enlisted in the Navy and became the youngest pilot in the Navy when he got his wings. He flew 58 combat missions during World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action when he was shot down during a mission. After the war, Bush attended Yale, and after graduating, began a career in the oil industry.

Much like his father before him, Bush became interested in public service and served two terms as the Texas Representative to Congress. He had two unsuccessful runs for a Senate seat before receiving some high profile assignments. He was appointed as an Ambassador to the United Nations, followed by an appointment as Chairman of the Republican National Convention, the Chief of the United States Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China and finally, Bush became the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1980, Bush tried for the Republican bid for President, but was chosen instead as Reagan's running mate. After serving as Vice President of the United States, Bush won the Republican vote in 1988 for President, running with Dan Quayle and defeating Dukakis for the position of President.

During Bush's presidency, he was well favored for his role abroad in Dessert Storm, but Americans were disillusioned with the way things were run domestically. In 1992, Bush lost the reelection to William Jefferson Clinton, a democrat.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

First published in 1991, this illustrated reference book has been updated and expanded to include the latest international tournaments and notable golfers as well as new championship courses. Golf journalist Campbell, a native of Scotland the birthplace of golf traces the history and lore of the game in this volume, which includes hundreds of full-color photographs and a new introduction on the modern game and its players. Full-color maps and walk-the-course commentaries complement an A-Z section on the world's great golf courses. Featuring 100 golfing champions, the updated Hall of Fame section profiles golf legends such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, and Jack Nicklaus as well as today's stars: Tiger Woods, David Duval, Lee Westwood, and Sergio Garcia. This newly revised edition also features highlights of the last decade, with up-to-date statistics, developments in the women's game, and the top golf architects and designers of the modern game. Recommended for most public libraries. Peter Ward, Smithtown Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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