Tiger Woods

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2018
 
 
Simon & Schuster Ltd (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 27. März 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 512 Seiten
978-1-4711-7536-7 (ISBN)
 
The position of golfer Tiger Woods as one of the most prominent athletes on the planet in 2009, and the ensuing exposure of Woods's complicated private life which scuppered the personal and the professional, cast the public sense of Woods as a character into a confusion that this biography aims to cut through with over 400 interviews taken across the golfer's inner circle, establishing an intimate portrait.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
8pp colour photographs
  • Höhe: 243 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 43 mm
  • 718 gr
978-1-4711-7536-7 (9781471175367)
1471175367 (1471175367)
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Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. He has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN and the Discovery Channel among others. He has written fifteen books, including the New York Times bestselling autobiography of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. He lives with his wife and four children in Connecticut. Armen Keteyianis a CBS News correspondent based in New York and a longtime contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes. An eleven-time Emmy Award winner, he is widely regarded as one of the finest investigative journalists in the country. A former writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated, he is also the author or coauthor of ten previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Raw Recruits and The System. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives with his wife, Dede, in Fairfield, Connecticut, and San Clemente, California.
'An exhaustive account...of his incredible rise, fall and rise again.' -- David Gurney * Metro, Top 30 Sports Books of the Last 30 Years * 'A scene-by-scene account of Woods' rise, implosion and imperfect return. The prodigy...makes for a sad subject. The book is stronger on the insanity that surrounds (and possibly inhabits) Woods.' -- Simon Kuper * Financial Times, Sports Books of the Year * 'With the rigour that marks the best American journalistic traditions...[Tiger's] career chronicled and his flaws laid bare.' * Sunday Times, Sports Books of the Year * `This scrupulously researched biography chronologically details the life of a man who many believe is the greatest golfer to have ever lived and it reads as a poetic encyclopedia... This factual, critical and thought-provoking account covers Woods's life on and off the course... It is arguably impossible to empathise with Woods...But this account goes a long way to helping you understand him.' -- Adam Powers * Daily Express * 'Immensely readable...the authors have laid out a saga that is part myth, part Shakespeare, part Jackie Collins, plus a touch of ESPN... Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true.' -- Leigh Montville * Wall Street Journal * 'Another triumph of old-school reporting... to reveal a largely unflattering picture of the greatest golfer of our age - although given what they also reveal about Woods's upbringing you can't help feeling some sympathy for him as well.' -- Sean Ingle * Observer * 'An ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf's most scrutinised figure...it is a book brimming with revealing details about Woods' unique background. The real achievement in Tiger Woods is...in describing how Woods became who he is - uniquely gifted, widely admired, but also emotionally stunted by his parents. The book features fresh reporting on almost every significant element of Woods' story.' -- Sam Weinman * Golf Digest * 'As realistic and compelling a third-person portrait as we're likely to get. Highly recommend.' -- Mark Eglinton 'For most of his life, Tiger Woods has remained an enigma, hiding in full view... which is why the American sports writers Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian deserve our appreciation and plaudits for their mighty work, Tiger Woods... with their exhaustive research, they left nothing to chance. They cut through a forest of false trails and road blocks, gathering together testimonies on and off the record from scores of people to provide as comprehensive a view of Tiger as anyone could manage.' -- Kevin Mitchell * Observer * 'A portrait more complete than any that have come before' -- David Walsh * Sunday Times * 'A scathing and vivid re-examination of the double life of a serial philanderer, sex addict and liar who was also once a revered athlete and the wealthiest sportsman in the world.' * Mail on Sunday, Sports Books of the Year * 'Scrupulously researched...it reads as a poetic encyclopedia. This account goes a long way towards helping you understand him.' -- Adam Powers * Daily Express * 'As forensic an analysis of the golfer's life and times as has ever been on the shelves in Tiger Woods. Detail of Woods's infidelity is striking, tales such as how his father remains in an unmarked grave and first girlfriend was ruthlessly cut off from the emerging icon desperately sad.' -- Ewan Murray * Observer * 'Magnificent' -- Michael Calvin 'A superb read' -- Paul Kimmage 'I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry and moving in almost equal measure...There is beauty and awe in this perfectly pitched biography, as we watch Woods's skills blossom...This intense book gives us Woods's almost mythical rise and fall. It has torque and velocity, even when all of Woods's shots, on the course and off it, begin heading for the weeds.' -- Dwight Garner * New York Times * `Arguably the most serious attempt ever made to get behind golf's great enigma, taking a meticulously investigative approach to his fall from grace.' -- Emma John * The Guardian * 'All the grisly details are here...a professionally executed, admirably even-toned biography whose only fault may prove to be in arriving a few chapters early.' -- Giles Smith * The Times * 'This meticulous, dogged, thorough re-examination of his life suggests there was more to Woods than met the eye... There are many more anecdotes in this pacey, unyielding book that make you squirm as you read them.' -- Jim White * Mail on Sunday * 'An admirable piece of reporting...a rattling read, taking us through the most dramatic rise and fall of perhaps any sportsman in history. Superbly written.' -- Derek Lawrenson * Daily Mail *

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