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The First Coming: Tiger Woods, Master or Martyr (Library of Contemporary Thought)by John Feinstein
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The Library of Contemporary Thought is a groundbreaking series that tackles today's most provocative, fascinating, relevant issues. Original and daring, creative and important, these respected voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural will enlighten, comfort, enrage, and entertain.
Each book is long enough to get to the heart of the subject, short enough to read in one sitting. Some are think pieces. Some are research oriented. Some are journalistic in nature. The form is wide open, but the aim is the same: to say things that need saying. Appearing on a monthly basis, the titles in The Library of Contemporary Thought will excite anyone interested in the most pressing issues of the day.
"If there is one thing in his life that Tiger Woods cannot own outright, it is his dream. He has to share that with a father who honestly believes that he is responsible for Tiger's greatness; with a management company that sees him as a money machine that must be pumped dry before he escapes; and with a public that wants him to be the sweet, sensitive guy it sees in his commercials".
The author of the bestselling "A Good Walk Spoiled" presents the first volume in a groundbreaking new series that tackles today's most provocative, fascinating, relevant issues. NPR sponsorship.
THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT
"The Masters elevated Tiger Woods to a level of fame that perhaps no athlete outside of Muhammed Ali had ever achieved. People who knew absolutely nothing about golf, cared not at all about the sport, stopped to watch Tiger play. . . . He signed endorsement contracts for staggering amounts of money. He blew off the president of the United States and Rachel Robinson, the widow of the century's most important athlete--and made no apologies for it. He didn't have to. He was Tiger. They weren't."
--from The First Coming
About the Author
John Feinstein spent eleven years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPR's "Morning Edition, a regular on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters and a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.
His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. A Good Walk Spoiled was a #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover and in paperback. His other books on the subject of sports include A Season Inside, Forever's Team, Hard Courts, Play Ball, A Civil War: Army vs. Navy, and, most recently, A March to Madness: The View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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