The Best of Field & Stream: 100 Years of Great Writing from America's Premier Sporting Magazine

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Celebrate the heritage of Field & Stream, America's premier sporting magazine, with this fine collection of more than fifty great articles from more than a century of the very best in outdoor writing. The subjects included are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishing -- from the pursuit of big game in tropical seas to fly fishing for trout in mountain brooks; hunting -- from waterfowl and upland birds to the dangerous game of Africa; dogs and camping; and much more. With a color insert of some of the ...
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Overview

Celebrate the heritage of Field & Stream, America's premier sporting magazine, with this fine collection of more than fifty great articles from more than a century of the very best in outdoor writing. The subjects included are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishing -- from the pursuit of big game in tropical seas to fly fishing for trout in mountain brooks; hunting -- from waterfowl and upland birds to the dangerous game of Africa; dogs and camping; and much more. With a color insert of some of the most striking covers of past issues of Field & Stream, this absorbing treasury will be a wonderful treat for all lovers of the great outdoors.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With its emphasis on conservation and the outdoors, Field and Stream has attracted a wide readership. To celebrate a century of publication, the editors have amassed a sparkling collection of essays. There is only one woman contributor-Florence Tasker writes about a canoe trip to the Hudson Bay and across Labrador in 1907. We hear voices from the past-Zane Grey, Corey Ford, Archibald Rutledge. C.C. Gillham writes about mastodon steaks and other rare meats; Byron Dalrymple recalls fishing camps of the 1930s and '40s; H.G. Tapply offers advice on the etiquette of hunting with another man's dog. The essays embrace nostalgia, adventure and humor and will appeal to readers who enjoy the outdoors. Photos not seen by PW. (Feb.)
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"A delightful collection. Marvelous writing." --Kirkus Reviews
Library Journal
Northwestern Field & Stream debuted in April 1895, took its present name in 1897, and by 1917 led all competitors in circulation, advertising, and influence. Always a strong conservation advocate and a showcase for good outdoors writing, it boasted columnists Robert Ruark, Corey Ford, H.G. Tapply, and Ed Zern plus regulars such as A.J. McClano and Archibald Rutledge. The only stated basis for inclusion in this volume is good writing. There is no pattern of arrangement, but the 51 selections are evenly distributed among the decades from the 1990s through the 1950s; there are seven selections from before 1950, and the lone female author is from 1908. Field & Stream is in nearly every public and academic library, but those without extensive backfiles may find this collection a good representation of a rich tradition in sporting magazines. [Not available for review, the illustrations present memorable covers from the magazine's first 100 years.-Ed.]-Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
Wes Lukowsky
"Field & Stream", America's premier sporting magazine, celebrates its one hundredth anniversary in 1995, and this collection of 52 pieces from the magazine's pages helps to explain its longevity. Among the authors represented are Zane Grey, Nick Lyons, Roderick Haig-Brown, A. J. McClane, and William G. Tapply. The topics range from Ed Zern's bourbon-soaked survival guide, "How to Hunt Chukars," to Corey Ford's melancholy "Road to Tinkhamtown," in which a dying man reflects on his outdoor life. One of the recurring themes throughout the collection is the inexorable passage of time; Robert Ruark's "Christmas Always Comes Too Soon" examines this topic with a particular poignancy. (Perhaps hunters and fishers are more cognizant of the ticking clock due to the seasonal nature of their passions.) This outstanding anthology will be supplemented by eight full-color reproductions of classic "Field & Stream" covers.
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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Field & Stream, this entertaining treasury contains more than 50 great articles from a century of classic outdoor writing. The selection of material is as diverse as the outdoor pursuits--from fishing big game in the ocean seas to fly fishing in mountain brooks; from hunting waterfowl to hunting the dangerous game of Africa; the uniqueness of the camping experience; and much more. The selections include writings by such famous sporting authors as early greats Zane Grey, Robert Ruark, Ted Trueblood, Nash Buckingham, Roderick Haig-Brown, and Ed Zern as well as such superb contemporary writers as Keith McCafferty, Datus Proper, George Reiger, Tom Kelly, Gene Hill, and Bill Tarrant. These writers truly represent the best expression of America's sporting traditions, making this an absorbing treasury and a wonderful treat for lovers of the outdoors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760716113
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Edition description: Barnes and Noble Edition
  • Pages: 314

Table of Contents

"The Soul of the American Outdoors" 1
Song of the Angler 11
The "Ferocious" Commuter 17
Izaak Walton: His Friends and His Rivers 21
The Truth About Izaak Walton 28
Roger's River 30
Mecca 37
How I Didn't Fish the Little Lehigh 47
Midnight Stripers 51
Not Far From Sundown 57
Big Tuna 64
Silver Savage Aboard 70
The Early Days 76
Adrift With a Ditty-Bag Nut 80
A Woman Through Husky-Land 86
Nothing to Do For Three Weeks 95
Burt's Gun 102
You Have to Know Them 108
Song of the Woodcock 113
Love Me, Love My Dog 115
How to Hunt Chukars 117
When A Man's Thoughts Are Pure 120
A Bird like Christmas 126
Growing Up 131
The XIVth of John 137
Monsters Real and Unreal 145
Tall Tales But True 154
Continuum 159
Miss Seduction Struts Her Stuff 164
Mastodon and Other Rare Meats 168
I Don't Want to Kill a Deer 173
The Last Buffalo Hunt 180
Saga of the One-Eyed Bull 187
Knife Against Fang 190
Crazy Caribou 199
Alaska Peninsuia 204
Brown Bear the Hard Way 209
Tenderfeet and Bears 217
Where Trees Grow Too Close Together 229
When the Eiders Flew 235
All for the Love of a Lady 239
On the Ivory Trail 248
Death in the Morning 261
The Elephants of Chirisa 265
The Lion Hunt 272
The Old Man and the Boy 275
Of Miracles and Memories 279
A Hunter's Story 284
Fishtail Poker 289
Bingo 294
Tommy's Fiddle 298
The Road to Tinkhamtown 303
The Contributors 309
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