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To Win and Die in Dixie

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To Win and Die in Dixie by Steve Eubanks
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Mar 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780345521972

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“This is one of the most riveting unknown stories in our game, and one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time. Steve Eubanks has painted a great picture of the people, places, and events surrounding one of golf’s forgotten champions. He’s also told a tale of right and wrong, and the courage it takes to choose between them.” —Paul Azinger, pro golfer and captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team

“I was so turned on by this wonderful story that I started reading it standing at the kitchen counter when I was supposed to be helping to prepare breakfast. I segued to my armchair, and finished reading it propped up in bed. I literally was unable and unwilling to put the thing down until I had finished it.” — Ben Wright, columnist and commentator

“Steve Eubanks has woven a compelling sports history that is only incidentally about golf. It’s as much whodunnit as biography, as much a detective story as a social narrative. And at the heart of this tale, alternately surprising and heartbreaking, is a cast of characters you’ll remember for a long time. I had just one question, once I finished: Why hadn’t I heard this story before?”— Richard Hoffer, author of Something in the Air

“Steve Eubanks has found one of golf’s great untold stories and brought it to life through compelling storytelling.”—John Feinstein

“A champion golfer whose dalliances with women outside his marriage cause his personal life to implode, wreaking havoc on all concerned? No, not Tiger Woods. Tiger’s philanderings have attracted more headlines than those of J. Douglas Edgar, but their effects were nowhere near as lethal: Edgar, one of many Scottish golf pros to immigrate to the U.S. in the early twentieth century—and arguably the creator of the modern golf swing—was murdered in Atlanta in 1921. The crime remains unsolved, but journalist Eubanks makes a compelling case that Edgar’s death was not the result of a hit-and-run, the assumption at the time, but, rather, was a cold-blooded murder committed by men determined to exact revenge for one of the golfer’s affairs. Edgar is almost totally unknown today, and Eubanks’ effectively reprises his career and innovative teaching techniques, which influenced, among others, the great Bobby Jones. Edgar’s death, just as he was hitting his competitive stride, may have robbed golf of a potential all-time great. A fine slice of golf history and a nifty true-crime tale.”—Booklist


“Steve Eubanks has found one of golf’s great untold stories and brought it to life through compelling storytelling.”—John Feinstein

“This is one of the most riveting unknown stories in our game, and one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time. Steve Eubanks has painted a great picture of the people, places, and events surrounding one of golf’s forgotten champions. He’s also told a tale of right and wrong, and the courage it takes to choose between them.” —Paul Azinger, pro golfer and captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team

“I was so turned on by this wonderful story that I started reading it standing at the kitchen counter when I was supposed to be helping to prepare breakfast. I segued to my armchair, and finished reading it propped up in bed. I literally was unable and unwilling to put the thing down until I had finished it.” — Ben Wright, columnist and commentator

“Steve Eubanks has woven a compelling sports history that is only incidentally about golf. It’s as much whodunnit as biography, as much a detective story as a social narrative. And at the heart of this tale, alternately surprising and heartbreaking, is a cast of characters you’ll remember for a long time. I had just one question, once I finished: Why hadn’t I heard this story before?”— Richard Hoffer, author of Something in the Air

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