JACQUE HOGAN TOWERY & PETER BARBOUR -The Brothers Hogan

 
 

 Thursday August 14 at 6pm

BookPeople Presents

JACQUE HOGAN TOWERY

AND 

PETER BARBOUR

speaking and signing

The Brothers Hogan:
A Fort Worth History

 

 

Golf enthusiasts, join us tonight for a conversation about the history of the sport with Jacque Hogan Towery and Peter Barbour. They will be here with their new book, The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History, 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. Jacque Hogan will be speaking alongside co-author Peter Barbour for what is sure to be a great evening.

About the book:

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.

Robert Towery was raised in Fort Worth, attended Paschal High School where he was the all district quarterback on the football team and helped lead Paschal to the 1950 state championship as the shortstop in baseball.  He was president of the student body and the valedictorian of his 1951 class. Robert received a full baseball scholarship at the University of Texas where he played under legendary coach Bibb Falk.  He was All SWC as a second baseman in 1954.  He received a law degree from the University of Texas in 1958 and promptly went to work in the Travis County District Attorney’s office.  In 1964, Robert went to work for the State Bar of Texas in an administrative position.  He was responsible for the formation of the first Legal Assistance Division of the State Bar of Texas, the first such organization approved in any state in the country.

Jacqueline (“Jacque”) Hogan Towery is the last living Hogan.  Her father, Royal Dean Hogan was Ben Hogan’s older brother.  She was born in Fort Worth, and attended Paschal High School graduating in the same 1951 class as co-author and late husband, Robert Towery.  During high school Jacque worked for her father in the office supply business.  She attended SMU where she studied interior design.  After college, Jacque again went to work for her father at Hogan Office Supply Co in downtown Fort Worth.  Later, she developed her own business in interior decorating and clothing/jewelry design.  The Brothers Hogan reveals the close relationship between Jacque’s father, Royal, and her famous Uncle Ben.  As Jacque grew up as a child she witnessed this relationship first hand, as she saw them together at golf tournaments, on holidays and special occasions.

Peter Barbour, a native of Austin Texas, attended Austin High School and the University of Texas.  After college, he relocated to Los Angeles, California where he worked as a theatrical producer in Beverly Hills.  In 1985, Peter joined Hollywood Way Sound, working as a Sound Editor on over 40 motion pictures.  Retiring from the film industry in 2002, Peter moved back to Central Texas and wrote his first novel, Around the Horn, which is in development to be a motion picture from Windfall Productions.   When Robert Towery unfortunately succumbed to Cancer in 2010, Jacque contact Peter who had previously offered to assist Robert in the editing of the book, and asked him if he could help her complete and publish Robert’s work.
 

 
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Event date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History Cover Image
$36.95
ISBN: 9780875655963
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas Christian University Press - May 21st, 2014

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