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The Marvellous Mania By Alistair Cooke

The Marvellous Mania
by Alistair Cooke

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Presents the best of Alistair Cooke's writings about golf, his greatest sporting passion, which display the wit, the insights, the charm, the elegance and enchantment which made him famous for over sixty years as a broadcaster.
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The Marvellous Mania: Alistair Cooke on Golf by Alistair Cooke

Although Alistair Cooke called golf 'a method of self-torture, disguised as a game', from the first time he swung a club at the age of fifty-five, he was hooked for the rest of his life. This book brings together the best of Cooke's writings about his greatest sporting passion, which display the incomparable wit, the unexpected insights, the mischievous charm, the elegance and enchantment which made him famous for over sixty years as a broadcaster. Whether he is writing about the pleasures of a bout in the snow, how the 'senior golfer' secretly disguises their ageing swing, Arnold Palmer playing in 102-degree heat in San Antonio, dapper Gary Player winning the U.S. Open at Creve Coeur, Missouri, or Jack Nicklaus playing - and winning - almost anywhere, (not to mention a surprising and persistent tendresse for Raquel Welch), Alistair Cooke on his favourite sport is a rare and constant pleasure.

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About Alistair Cooke


Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. Born in Manchester in 1908 and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was the Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America. He was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.

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The Marvellous Mania: Alistair Cooke on Golf by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-10-02
208
0141031018
9780141031019
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