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Author: Curt Sampson Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481599306

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The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestseller Hogan, reveals in The Masters, a cold heart beats behind the warm antebellum façade of this famous Augusta course.

The Masters is an amazing slice of history. Sampson takes us inside the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augusta's most famous member. He explores the relationships between races, between Southerners and Northerners, between rich and poor—with such characters as famous soul musician James Brown, the great boxer Beau Jack, and Frank Stranahan, the only white professional golfer ever banned from the tournament.

Club and tournament founder Clifford Roberts, who killed himself on the grounds two decades ago, still seems to run the place from his grave. An elusive and reclusive figure, Roberts pulled the strings that made the Masters one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world. Roberts’s relationship with presidents, power brokers, and the great golf champions of the time—Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus, to name a few—are brought to light in this spellbinding portrait of a tournament unlike any other.

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  • “The Masters is a readable chronicle. Sampson...does a credible job of bringing to life the classic moments of the tournament itself.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “A superb and insightful portrait of the most elusive and complex championship in history…worth every damn cent you're asked for it.”

    - Golf Digest
  • “[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.”

    - Dallas Morning News
  •  “Jack Nicklaus may own six green jackets, but no one has captured the Masters like [Curt] Sampson.”

    - Baton Rouge Advocate
  • “Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the publication.”

    - Library Journal

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About the Author

Curt Sampson, a former professional golfer, is the author of several books, including The Eternal Summer, Full Court Pressure, and The Masters. Sampson lives in Bristol, Texas, with his wife and two children.

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie Award and numerous Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century.