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The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf’s greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, The Brothers Hogan follows the lives of Ben Hogan, winner of sixty-eight tournaments and nine major championships, and his brother Royal, who climbed the ranks of top amateur golfers even as his brother Ben became one of golf’s most successful pros.

Narrated by Royal’s daughter Jacque, Ben’s niece, this revealing biography not only tells the story of Ben’s and Royal’s remarkable careers but also sets the record straight on the shocking suicide of the boys’ father, on Ben’s strained relationship with his wife Valerie, on the car crash that nearly ended Ben’s career, and on scores of details that have been misconstrued in earlier accounts.

The rise of Colonial Country Club and its legendary course—forever nicknamed “Hogan’s Alley”—and the rise of modern Fort Worth are part of the narrative as the Hogan boys and their city grew up together. Major Fort Worth leaders such as Tex Moncrief, Amon Carter, and  Marvin Leonard, the visionary who built both the Colonial and Shady Oaks courses, figure prominently in the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Robert Lindley Towery
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Chapter 1: A Point in Time
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Chapter 2: Panther City to Cowtown to Boomtown
  2. pp. 6-12
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  1. Chapter 3: The Early Years
  2. pp. 13-22
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  1. Chapter 4: Two Brothers Come of Age
  2. pp. 23-35
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  1. Chapter 5: Mr. Marvin
  2. pp. 36-45
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  1. Chapter 6: Family Golf
  2. pp. 46-56
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  1. Chapter 7: "This Thing is Legendary"
  2. pp. 57-67
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  1. Chapter 8: The War Years
  2. pp. 68-79
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  1. Chapter 9: Near-Fatal Accident
  2. pp. 80-88
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  1. Chapter 10: "His Legs Weren't Strong Enough to Carry his Heart"
  2. pp. 89-104
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  1. Chapter 11: "If Used in an Office, We Have It!"
  2. pp. 105-125
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  1. Chapter 12: The Hogan Slam
  2. pp. 126-132
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  1. Chapter 13: The Ben Hogan Company
  2. pp. 133-143
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  1. Chapter 14: Shady Oaks and the Hogan Brothers
  2. pp. 144-157
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  1. Chapter 15: "Golf is Played with White Balls"
  2. pp. 158-174
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  1. Chapter 16: The Final Years
  2. pp. 175-193
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  1. Appendix: Hogan Family Ancestry
  2. pp. 194-202
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 203-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-209
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780875655970
Related ISBN
9780875655963
MARC Record
OCLC
888749154
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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