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I would check out Geoff Shakelford's Book
or Tom Doak's Book
Both are very helpful.
Grounds for Golf by Geoff Shackelford is a concise history of golf course architecture. Its and entertaining read and will make you fall in love with strategic/minimalist courses.
American Triumverate is a nice biography of Snead, Hogan and Nelson and how they brought about the "modern era" of golf.
The Elements of Scoring by Raymond Floyd is the best book on attitude and course management I've ever read. Highly entertaining. It'll give you a whole new perspective on how to play.