Classic Golf by Walter Iooss Jr.
The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr.

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In the 1960s, when golf was beginning to attract a worldwide television audience, and its champions were becoming figures followed by national magazines, Walter Iooss was among the first photographers to capture the anticipation and tension, the focus and concentration, the heartbreak and victory of the world of golf. From Arnold Palmer in his prime during the 1960s, to Jack Nicklaus, who stepped up to challenge Palmer and then dominated the sport through the early 1980s, to Tiger Woods, who exploded every record set by his predecessors, Iooss covered golf during its most exciting era. In nearly 200 black-and-white and color photographs, he reveals the intensity and austerity of Ben Hogan, the charisma and humor of Lee Trevino, the swagger of Chi Chi Rodriguez, and the compact style of Gary Player. Iooss was also one of the few photographers to turn his lens on the crowd, showing us the rapt attention of golf fans. Best-selling author and award-winning Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly contributes an introduction to this classic gift book that truly captures the spirit and style of championship golf.
 

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
 
Published April 21, 2004 by Harry N. Abrams. 210 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The photographs of veteran baseball photographer Walter Iooss Jr.

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In a few instances, the design adds depth to the presentation—such as when two photos of Jack Nicholaus (one taken in 1966, the other in 1977) are displayed on facing pages, showing an ageless expression and swing.

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