Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I will say that if you don't have an interest in golf, there are some slow spots for this story, but it is a great underdog story. Part of that was the excellent writing, and part was the truly interesting characters, characters I came to care about over the course of the story. The book is well written and takes a deep dive into the characters at the turn of the 20th century when the sport was in its infancy. As described in Izenberg's 1987 book THE GREATEST GAME EVERY PLAYED: THE INCREDIBLE BATTLE BETWEEN THE NEW YORK METS AND THE HOUSTON ASTROS FOR THE '86 NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT, down three games to two to the Mets in the best of seven series as the first pitch was thrown it felt like a Game Seven as the Astros believed they'd win that seventh … Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For someone who has never cared about golf before I quite enjoyed reading this book. If someone gives you an opportunity, take it and make the most out of it because you don’t know what could happen. Youngest chose this one because his library "didn't have any Christmas books" and he sat transfixed listening to the minute details of players from the sixty years ago. I enjoyed every moment. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This heartwarming story about the evolution of the game and some of its pioneer players has rekindled my love for the sport. Something went wrong. When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants and attend their championship game with the Baltimore Colts. Really captures the spirit of a truly integral period of time in the development of the sport of golf. Great historical fiction picture book that tells the story of the 1958 NY Giants vs. Colts football game, from the point of view of a young fan and his father. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2011. Great read and great movie...when the book first came out, the website promoting the book was done superbly...all quite and then the roar of the crowd rising up. Who wants to read about that? The 1913 Open is exciting, tense and throughly captivated by the authors skill with words. I couldn't have been more wrong! Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA products qualify for FREE Shipping. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. I recommend this book highly to anyone and everyone who plays golf or has an interest in the history of the sport. Mr. However, I think they had it much better and probably enjoyed the sport much more than we do today. He is the author of many children’s picture books including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize winning Marvelous Cornelius, the Texas Bluebonnet Award winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, Martina & Chrissie, Twenty-One Elepha. Phil Bildner came to our school four years ago, and yet this is the first time I have read this interesting book about football long ago (you know, in the fifties). This is a great book for golf fans, golfers and sports history buffs. And yet all of the dialogue seemed completely realistic. As much as I enjoyed the movie, the book is SO much better. I also loved learning about Eddie who seems like a fascinating guy even as a child. Mark Frost is the author of the critically acclaimed THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED, THE GRAND SLAM, and the bestselling THE LIST of 7, THE 6 MESSIAHS, and BEFORE I WAKE. There were points in the book in which I could relate to the main character, Frances. To see what your friends thought of this book, This book was suggested to me since I loved Seabiscuit. I loved learning about the history of the sport and the men who created what became the professional golf tour. I am not a golf fan, but somehow this very readable 475 page nonfiction book about the 1913 U.S. Open kept me very interested. Francis Ouimet was a role model for Bobby Jones. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Excellent storytelling that kept your interest right to the end. I enjoy watching the game of golf although I have never really participated in it as more than a spectator, so I guess this book holds less of a fascination for me than it would for true-blue, die-hard players and fans. He has written a historic book that is filled with so many footnotes about events that took place in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, that are a back drop to this story. I enjoy watching the game of golf although I have never really participated in it as more than a spectator, so I guess this book holds less of a fascination for me than it would for true-blue, die-hard players and fans. The author is a genius. This item: The Greatest Game Ever Played: Vardon, Ouimet and the birth of modern golf by Mark Frost Paperback £10.59 Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). And I love the movie! However, Francis wins the amateur tournament, and gets to play as a 20 year old verses all the pros from Europe in the US open. This added even more depth and drama to a story that had plenty to begin with. Well written and a great real life sporting story, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2019. To see what your friends thought of this book, Phil Bildner came to our school four years ago, and yet this is the first time I have read this interesting book about football long ago (you know, in the fifties). And yet all of the dialogue seemed completely realistic. This is a great book for golf fans, golfers and sports history buffs. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The book goes on and on over useless details that come in a strange timeline of each character. And if so, it makes his writing all that much more impressive. They were both upset when they found out that the team was getting moved to a different state. As much as I enjoyed the movie, the book is SO much better. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Please try your request again later. The Greatest Game Ever Played has now marked itself in my heart as the first true golf book I have ever read. Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2018. This collision resulted in the big bang' that gave rise to the sport. The 1913 US Open? This is a compelling book on many levels: Golf is a game I like to play (in a knock balls around way), and not watch or read.