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There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. He's the most aggressive, most exciting player the game has ever known, a dynamo famous for coming from behind to make bold last-minute charges to victory. Tothe legions of golf fans known around the world as Arnie's Army, Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. Butbehind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, compassion, loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal adversity.

Golf-crazy as far back as he can remember, Arniefollowed his dad, Deacon Palmer, the head greenskeeper, around the Latrobe Country Club fairways; as a youth he played at dawn before the club members arrived (the only time he was allowed on thecourse); by the time he graduated from high school he was headed for the national circuit. His rise to fame was meteoric, and by the 1960s he had emerged as one of the few American athletes the public truly cared about--avibrant, daring, handsome sports celebrity who attracted wild crowds and enormous television audiences whenever he played and whose charisma propelled the explosion of enthusiam for golf in thesixties.

Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts hisfriendships (and rivalries) with greats of the game, including Jack Nicklaus, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and his titanic disasters, and his valiant battleagainst cancer. Returning to the Senior PGA Tour with unmatched zeal after his recovery, Palmer reminded fans of his unfaltering heroism--and the world of golf is thankful.

Fromsmall-town boy to golfing legend, Arnold Palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sportsautobiographies of our time.

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Synopsis:

For the first time, the king of golf recounts, with humor and warmth, his life on and off the course, from his upbringing as the son of a country club groundskeeper, to his battle with cancer at the age of sixtyeight, in an illustrated memoir. Reprint.

Synopsis:

There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. To the legions of golf fans around the world, Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. But behind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, compassion, loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal adversity.

Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts the loving relationship he shared with his father, "Deacon" Palmer, the course superintendent and head professional at the Latrobe Country Club where young Arnie developed his game, his friendships and rivalries with golf greats, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and titanic disasters, and his valiant battle against cancer and remarkable recovery.

Arnold Palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sports autobiographies of our time.

About the Author

James Dodson is a contributing editor and regular columnist for Golf magazine and golf editor for Departures magazine. His work has appeared in GQ, Travel & Leisure, Outside, and numerous other national magazines. His columns won the Golf Writers of America Award in 1995. Dodson's first book, Final Rounds, became an instant golf classic.<br>

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307775726
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Sports - General
Author:
Palmer, Arnold
Author:
Arnold Palmer
Author:
James Dodson
Author:
Dodson, James
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Rich & Famous
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Golf - General
Subject:
Palmer, arnold, 1929-
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Golfers
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000229
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Rich and Famous
Biography » Sports
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Product details 432 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307775726 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, the king of golf recounts, with humor and warmth, his life on and off the course, from his upbringing as the son of a country club groundskeeper, to his battle with cancer at the age of sixtyeight, in an illustrated memoir. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , There has never been a golfer to rival Arnold Palmer. To the legions of golf fans around the world, Palmer is a charismatic hero, the winner of sixty-one tournaments on the PGA Tour and still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. But behind the legend, there is the private Palmer--a man of wit, compassion, loyalty, and true grit in the face of personal adversity.

Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts the loving relationship he shared with his father, "Deacon" Palmer, the course superintendent and head professional at the Latrobe Country Club where young Arnie developed his game, his friendships and rivalries with golf greats, his enduringly happy marriage with Winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and titanic disasters, and his valiant battle against cancer and remarkable recovery.

Arnold Palmer has lived one of the great sporting lives of the twentieth century. Now, with the help of acclaimed golf writer James Dodson, he has created one of the great sports autobiographies of our time.

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