Sam: The One and Only Sam Snead
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Sam: The One and Only Sam Snead

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Until now, few people could truly say they knew Sam Snead his fears, his secrets, his dark side. Until today, there has never been a definitive biography of one of the greatest golfers of all time. Sam is not only a peek behind the mask, but an arresting look into the life of one of the game's most engaging yet enigmatic figures."
ebook, 192 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published September 30th 2005)
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Margo
Jack Nicklaus’s quote on the cover of SAM, THE ONE AND ONLY SAM SNEAD, encapsulates the excellent job done in this biography by famed sportswriter Al Barkow. “…I think you will find that the man behind the simple swing was more complex than most of the public knew.” [return]In this well-researched and entertaining book, Barkow paints a picture of a complicated, gifted athlete, sussing out the subtle influences of Snead’s West Virginia backwoods upbringing and his early experiences as a “country...more
Quentin Stewart
Growing up in West Virginia in the 50's and 60's I was always under the impression that Sam Snead was a West Virginian. That misconception was cleared up for me in future years, but I have always considered Sam Snead a native of my state and Hot Springs, VA is not that far from West Virginia. Golf was not one of the sports I was interested in growing up, but through my father and grandfather I followed Sam Snead's career because he was tied to the Greenbrier and that was in our state. I knew tha...more
Marcie Kremer
Jack Nicklaus’s quote on the cover of SAM, THE ONE AND ONLY SAM SNEAD, encapsulates the excellent job done in this biography by famed sportswriter Al Barkow. “…I think you will find that the man behind the simple swing was more complex than most of the public knew.” [return]In this well-researched and entertaining book, Barkow paints a picture of a complicated, gifted athlete, sussing out the subtle influences of Snead’s West Virginia backwoods upbringing and his early experiences as a “country...more
Jason
Interesting topic but not well-written. More of a reporter rather than author/story-teller. I expected more golf stories and history.
Scott
3 STARS. NOT ENOUGH GOLF, TOO MUCH BACKGROUND.
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