An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections


"The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire—self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence—the stuff of heroes."—The New York Times Book Review

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"The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire—self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence—the stuff of heroes."—The New York Times Book Review

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Here, the former president reminisces about his childhood--fishing with his daddy and learning to hunt, encounters with rattlesnakes and getting lost in the woods. He charts his and his wife's progress in fly-fishing and takes us on piscatorial adventures to Camp David, Japan, New Zealand, Europe. ``This book is the work of a contented man,'' observed PW. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557283542
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 622,133
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, An Hour Before Daylight and Our Endangered Values. He received a "Best Spoken Word" Grammy Award for his recording of Our Endangered Values.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
A Brief Word
A Childhood Outdoors 3
Fishing with My Daddy 17
Learning to Hunt 37
Dangers in the Woods 53
Notes of a Fly-fisherman 65
Trout Fishing and a Birthday: Spruce Creek 75
Arkansas Rain, Ice, and Ducks 87
The Rainbows of Yellowstone - and Japan! 97
Ruffed Grouse, from Georgia to Michigan 109
The Forty-ninth State, but First in Fishing 119
The Noble Turkey 139
Catching Bass on Television 157
The Prince of Game Birds 165
Salmo Salar 185
A Visit to Nepal 197
Bonefishing on Anegada 227
Queen Charlotte Steelheads 235
Fishing in Europe 249
New Zealand Adventure 261
Kilimanjaro 271
Stalking the White Foxes of the Sea 287
On Turniptown Creek 301
Index 309
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