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Don't Ask What I Shot: How Eisenhower's Love of Golf Helped Shape 1950s America (Hardcover)

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See the 1950s through the lens of Eisenhower’ s favorite pastime

Public awareness of President Eisenhower’ s obsession with golf led to his being simultaneously credited with the surge in the sport’ s popularity and criticized for running the country from a golf course. By his second term, however, Ike and golf represented a bygone era because, more than any other sport in America, golf’ s moneyed culture remained insulated from the race and class struggles that were transforming the country in the postwar period. "Don’ t Ask What I Shot" tells the story of how Ike’ s golf game functioned as a dual symbol of progress and provincialism. It also details Eisenhower’ s friendships with Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Bob Hope, and Winston Churchill, among others.

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Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies
Mfg Part# 9780071485708
SKU 203297345
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0071485708
Release Date 5/1/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies
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