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Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open | [David Barrett]

Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Story of Ben Hogan's Amazing Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open

Legendary sportswriter Red Smith characterized Ben Hogan’s comeback from a near-fatal automobile crash in February 1949 as “the most remarkable feat in the history of sports.” Now, more than 60 years later, that statement still rings true. The crowning moment of Hogan’s comeback was his astonishing victory in the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, where his battered legs could barely carry him on the 36-hole final day.
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Ben Hogan was one of the world's most accomplished golfers when, in 1949, a head-on collision with a bus left him with career-threatening injuries. David Barrett recounts Hogan's remarkable triumph at the 1950 U.S. Open, one of the great comebacks in sports history. Richard Allen performs with an articulate elegance, lending the proceedings an appropriately august air, making listeners comprehend the gravity of Hogan's accomplishment. Miracle at Merion is a remarkable account of an ascendant star's tragic fall and his improbable, inspiring rise back to the top.

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Legendary sportswriter Red Smith characterized Ben Hogan’s comeback from a near-fatal automobile crash in February 1949 as “the most remarkable feat in the history of sports.” Now, more than 60 years later, that statement still rings true. The crowning moment of Hogan’s comeback was his astonishing victory in the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, where his battered legs could barely carry him on the 36-hole final day. Miracle at Merion -the recipient of the USGA’s 2010 Herbert Warren Wind Award for the best golf book of the year - tells the stirring story of Hogan’s valiant triumph over adversity.

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“A must-read for anyone who cares about golf.” (Booklist)

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    Mr. 73 Lawrence, KS USA 06-26-13
    Mr. 73 Lawrence, KS USA 06-26-13 Member Since 2010

    I like Biographies about people from the back pages. Not much on Political Bios -- all the same to me with a few exceptions.

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    What did you love best about Miracle at Merion?

    I learned a lot of facts I didn't know about golf. Period when OB was not stroke and distance. I read a lot of Golf books and found out info on Hogan, Demaret, Burke, Snead I did not know before. Must read if you like Golf history.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Allen’s performances?

    Richard Allen mispronounced Medinah, Inverness and Henry Picard's last name. Where was the "proof reader"? Need to know something about your subject and know names before you narrate.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    More than just Hogan and Merion and that is a good thing.


    Any additional comments?

    Well researched and an easy listen.

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