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The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Lifeby Steven Pressfield
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In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete — a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. Sage and charismatic, it is Vance who will ultimately guide the match — for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protégé the way back to glory.
"Golf and mysticism...a dazzler and a thought-provoker." Los Angeles Times
"Deeply entertaining, a terrific read...a deft fairy tale with a light, engaging touch." St. Petersburg Times
In 1931 Savannah, a mesmerizing 36-hole match is taking place, in which two legends face off against a troubled former war hero. The key to the outcome lies with Bagger Vance, a caddie who carries the secret of the Authentic Swing. His mysterious powers guide the play and leave a lasting imprint on everyone around him--and on someone 60 years in the future.
About the Author
Steven Pressfield has been an enthusiastic golfer since the age of ten. He is the author of the novel Gates of Fire and a well-known screenwriter whose screenplays include Above the Law and Freejack. He lives in the Los Angeles area.
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