A Life Worth Living: The Adventures of a Passionate Sportsman

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A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

 

Jack Hemingway, son of literary legend Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written an engrossing, warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, along with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman and a foreword contributed by Angela Hemingway,...

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A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

 

Jack Hemingway, son of literary legend Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written an engrossing, warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, along with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman and a foreword contributed by Angela Hemingway, A Life Worth Living is a touching, passionate memoir of a lifetime spent practicing the sport he loved so much.

 

*Includes a stunning 32-page insert featuring both black & white and color photographs

*Great gift for fishing enthusiasts

*Will appeal to Hemingway aficionados

 

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592283354
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Hemingway was an avid fly fisherman and sportsman for more than sixty years, as well as the son of Ernest Hemingway. This posthumous publication is his second book.

Geoffrey Norman is the author of Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me. He has written for Outside, Esquire, Men's Journal, National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Dorset, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

A Note on the Text by Nick Lyons xi Foreword by Angela Hemingway xiii Introduction by Geoffrey Norman xvii

ONE Selections from Misadventures of a Fly Fisherman I. EARLY YEARS
1. An Angler from the Start 3
2. From Boy to Man 13
II BEFORE THE WAR
3. Sun Valley 23
4. A Michigan Sojourn 31
5. Yellowstone Country 35
6. Oregon and the Mills 49
7. Back to Paradise... Sun Valley 57
III THE WAR YEARS
8. Abroad with the OSS 67
9. Into Battle.... Fly Rod in Hand 75
10. Wounded and Captured 87
11. A Prisoner of War 93
IV AFTER THE WAR
12. Civilian Doldrums 101
13. A Second Hitch 105
14. Another Hitch.. This One for Life 111
15. Some Hunting Sketches 115
16. Papa's Son Becomes a Papa
17. Another Start.... And a Pact with Papa 127
18. A Bad Ending 135
19. And a New Beginning 139

TWO A Sportsman's Life I SOME WORDS ABOUT FLY FISHING
1. Seasons of the Angler 149
2. Fly Fishing Manners 159
II SOME MEMORABLE ANGLERS
3. Charles Ritz 169
4. Chez Tolstoi 173
5. Dermot Wilson 177
III SOME SEDUCTIVE STREAMS
6. The Loue 181
7. North Umpqua 185
8. Irish Rivers 193
9. Icelandic Rivers 199
IV TRAVELS WITH DAN
10. 1944 Revisited 211
V IN THE FIELD: BIRDS, DOGS, AND GUNS
11. Guns and Shooting 227
12. Snipe Near Cotorro 231
13. A Pre-Castro Cuban Dove Shoot 237
14. Partridge 241

THREE Some Tributes A Tribute to Jack Hemingway by Tom Brokaw 247
Eulogy for Jack Hemingway, December 9, 2000, by Howell Raines 251
One Last Cast A Tribute by Dan Callaghan 257

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