Presidential Lies: The Illustrated History of White House Golf

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Wiley, Apr 3, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 276 pages
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JFK hid it from the public. Reagan practiced it on Air Force One. Bush did it in record time. Taft was surprisingly good at it despite his girth. Harding liked a nip before he did it, and scheduled his presidency around it. Passion for golf has infused the Oval Office over the past century. In fact, thirteen of our last sixteen presidents have devoted untold hours to the pursuit of the perfect swing. In Presidential Lies, little-known stories and facts reveal our chief executives love of the game in a collection that combines history, gossip, and golf, and the new paperback edition includes the Bill-Clinton-falling-down-the-steps-at-Greg-Norman s-house episode and its aftermath. Shepherd Campbell, a vice president at Golf Digest/Tennis Inc. and editor of Tennis Magazine for 14 years, lives in North Carolina. Peter Landau, a longtime golfer and collector of golf literature, is the Historian of the St. Andrew s Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where he resides.

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Contents

Introduction
1
William Howard Taft
17
Woodrow Wilson
35
Copyright

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Shepherd Campbell is a vice president at Golf Digest/Tennis, Inc. Peter Landau, is a longtime golfer and collector of golf literature, is the historian of the St. Andrew's Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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