Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck

Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck

by Frank Buck
     
 

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“Picture a cross between Clark Gable and that excitable Australian fellow who frolics with alligators on cable TV, and you get something of a picture of Frank Buck.” —San Antonio Express-News.“Fans remember [Buck] as a devoted conservationist—Buck fretted often about the survival of rare species—and intrepid adventurer, whose

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“Picture a cross between Clark Gable and that excitable Australian fellow who frolics with alligators on cable TV, and you get something of a picture of Frank Buck.” —San Antonio Express-News.“Fans remember [Buck] as a devoted conservationist—Buck fretted often about the survival of rare species—and intrepid adventurer, whose deeds in Sumatra, Borneo, India and the Philippines wowed folks at home.” —Newsday. “Good, old-fashioned, movie-serial-type adventures in wild, exotic settings.” —Dallas Morning News.“All in all, this is an extremely entertaining book, illustrating a different time and written in a way that brings that time to life.” —Choice. “That this hardy Texan’s celebrity was earned is made evident in a new version of Bring ‘Em Back Alive, . . . a compilation of exciting and often chilling first-person adventures.” —East Texas Historical Association Journal.Frank Buck spent his life capturing alive every kind of animal, from birds to snakes to elephants. The intrepid Texas animal collector and jungle adventurer enthralled generations of readers and moviegoers with the stories of danger and daring collected here.

Editorial Reviews

San Antonio Express-News
Picture a cross between Clark Gable and that excitable Australian fellow who frolics with alligators on cable TV, and you get something of a picture of Frank Buck.
Newsday
Fans remember Buck as a devoted conservationist-Buck fretted often about the survival of rare species-and intrepid adventurer, whose deeds in Sumatra, Borneo, India and the Philippines wowed folks at home.
Dallas Morning News
Good, old-fashioned, movie-serial-type adventures in wild, exotic settings.
Choice
All in all, this is an extremely entertaining book, illustrating a different time and written in a way that brings that time to life.
East Texas Historical Association Journal
That this hardy Texan's celebrity was earned is made evident in a new version of Bring 'Em Back Alive, . . . a compilation of exciting and often chilling first-person adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896725829
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

A Frank Buck fan from boyhood, Steven Lehrer is associate professor of radiation oncology at Mount Sanai School of Medicine.

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