Howard Sounes
 
date
books
 
       
  AMY, 27  
  HEIST  
  FAB: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney  
  FRED & ROSE  
  CHARLES BUKOWSKI: LOCKED IN THE ARMS OF A CRAZY LIFE  
  BUKOWSKI IN PICTURES  
  DOWN THE HIGHWAY: THE LIFE OF BOB DYLAN  
  THE WICKED GAME  
    - Introduction  
    - Reviews  
    - Translations & Rights  
  SEVENTIES  
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
  Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus  
 
 

The three great heroes of modern golf: Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.
(Courtesy of Dr. Howdy Giles)

 
 

Praise for The Wicked Game

'Sounes approaches a journalistic exposé of the modern business of golf from a biographical perspective. Through riveting portraits of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, the author of biographies on Charles Bukowski and Bob Dylan turns the spotlight on the game's evolution from country club pastime to multi-billion dollar business . . . For those tired of the numerous golf books written by players and coaches, or of those written by sports magazine journalists (many of whom depend on their good relations with the players to get a story), this is a breath of wickedly-fresh air.'
Publishers Weekly (USA), red-starred review

'Unsparing . . . [Sounes takes] on the game's old-money establishment.'
Allen St. John, Playboy (USA)

'Fascinating biographical material is mixed with sociocultural analysis of the game's growing pains, in particular the hard-won fight for black golfers to gain access to exclusive events … This is one of the most important sports books of recent seasons.'
Martin Brady, BookPage (USA)

'Howard Sounes spent two years researching the lives of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. What emerges is more than just a biography.'
Peter Cross, The Daily Express (UK)

'Sounes names names, tells tales and delivers.'
Jeff Silverman, Sports Illustrated (USA)

Follow me on Twitter
site and contents © Howard Sounes 2006