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Golf in America

Author: George B Kirsch
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Series: Illinois history of sports.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In this concise social history of golf in the United States from the 1880s to the present, George B. Kirsch tracks the surprising growth of golf as a popular, mainstream sport, in contrast to the stereotype of golf as a pastime enjoyed only by the rich elite. In addition to classic heroes such as Francis Ouiment, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan, the annals of golf's early history also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George B Kirsch
ISBN: 9780252032929 0252032926
OCLC Number: 232605708
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1: Rise of golf in the United States --
2: Americanization of golf --
3: Nationalism, early champions, and war --
4: Game for the people --
5: First golden age --
6: Depression and war --
7: Post-World War II boom --
8: African Americans at mid-century --
9: Women at mid-century --
10: From Palmer to Woods --
11: LPGA, gender, and country clubs --
12: Golf and American democracy --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Illinois history of sports.
Responsibility: George B. Kirsch.
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