The unconquerable frustration of golf, in which every player competes largely against himself and almost always loses, brings out a rich vein of unquenchable wit and fatalistic humor. Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this hole-in-one gift book collects quotations that complete the phras... read more
Our Editors also recommend:
Baseball Is . . .: Defining the National Pastime by Paul Dickson, Peter Donahue, Tim Foley Wisecracking, philosophical, nostalgic, and entertaining, these hundreds of quips and observations by players, their wives, managers, authors, and others cover every aspect of our national pastime. It's a great any-occasion gift for fans!
Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer, Jim Hull, Martin Gardner A blend of the absurd and the tragic lies at the heart of this immortal baseball ballad. The 56 pen-and-ink drawings of this classic edition recapture the poem's ironic tone and comic spirit. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations by James H. Billington, Library of Congress A treasury of thought-provoking declarations and observations features a splendid variety of political, scientific, social, and literary voices. Quoted historical figures include Paine, Milton, Emerson, Marx, Napoleon, Dickens, and Churchill.
Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations by Mark Twain, Caroline Thomas Harnsberger Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics, politics, youth, and more.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock, Paul Dickson Golenbock's oral history of the scruffy Brooklyn Dodgers tells the team's tale through the words of such legends as Pee Wee Reese, Leo Durocher, and Duke Snider as well as ordinary fans.
Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964 by Peter Golenbock In this definitive history, a bestselling journalist focuses on a golden era in which the team won nine World Series titles on the strengths of Hall of Famers such as DiMaggio, Mantle, and Berra.
My Twenty Years in Baseball by Ty Cobb, William R. Cobb, Paul Dickson Cobb personally wrote the story of his life for a newspaper syndicate after his 20 record-setting years in baseball. This illustrated edition is the first commercial publication of his words in book form.
Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball by Babe Ruth, William R. Cobb, Paul Dickson The Sultan of Swat's breezy memoirs, rich with recollections of his childhood, his transition from pitcher to outfielder, and the blockbuster trade that sent him from the Red Sox to the Yankees.
Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II by William B. Mead Now the Baltimore Orioles, the St. Louis Browns won their only pennant in 1944. This lighthearted look at America's Pastime during World War II reminisces about charity games, cigarette drives, and the bumbling Browns themselves.
Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues: Revised Edition by John B. Holway, Frank Ceresi The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
Joe Louis: Black Champion in White America by Chris Mead, Chris Mead This "stunning" (Kirkus Reviews)biography of the popular pugilist recounts his triumphant and often tragic tale against the background of America in the 1930s and '40s. Includes 14 photographs.
Classic Baseball Cards by Bert Randolph Sugar 98 classic cards on heavy stock, full color, perforated for detaching. Ruth, Cobb, Durocher, DiMaggio, H. Wagner, others. Rare originals cost thousands.
Hall of Fame Baseball Cards by Bert Randolph Sugar 92 authentic cards on heavy stock, full color, perforated for detaching. Hornsby, Stengel, Gehrig, Williams, Koufax, Clemente, etc. No duplication of cards with Sugar's Classic Baseball Cards.
Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.
The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, Bob Blaisdell This paperback gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures, and plays.
Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations by Bill Bradfield Over 450 memorable quotes from writers, political figures, and celebrities with provocative declarations from Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt, and Oprah Winfrey, among others.
The unconquerable frustration of golf, in which every player competes largely against himself and almost always loses, brings out a rich vein of unquenchable wit and fatalistic humor. Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this hole-in-one gift book collects quotations that complete the phrase "Golf is . . ." Incisive observations from duffers and pros alike include remarks by P. G. Wodehouse, G. K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Ben Hogan, Tommy Bolt, and many others.
Manufacturing books in the United States ensures compliance with strict environmental laws and eliminates the need for international freight shipping, a major contributor to global air pollution.
And printing on recycled paper helps minimize our consumption of trees, water and fossil fuels.
Golf Is . . .: Defining the Great Game was printed on paper made with 10% post-consumer waste,
and the cover was printed on paper made with 10% post-consumer waste. According to Environmental
Defense's Paper Calculator, by using this innovative paper instead of conventional papers,
we achieved the following environmental benefits.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.