Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia
By Curt Sampson
Villard Books, Paperback, 9780375753374, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 16, 1999
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The Masters is an amazing slice of history, taking us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. It is a look at how the new South coexists with the old South: the relationships between blacks and whites, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor--with such characters as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul; the great boxer Beau Jack; and Frank Stranahan, the playboy golfer and the only white pro ever banned from the tournament. The Masters is a spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other.
"Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson."
--The (Baton Rouge) Advocate
"Sampson has put together a great story of a powerful institution."
"[Curt Sampson's] fine new book, The Masters, is the only
way we mortals are ever going to gain entrée to the hallowed Augusta National Golf Club." --The Dallas Morning News