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Ruark Remembered: By the Man Who Knew Him Best
     

Ruark Remembered: By the Man Who Knew Him Best

by Alan Ritchie, Jim Casada (Editor), Harry Selby (Foreword by)
 

Robert Ruark (1915-1965) ranks, in the minds of most discerning readers, as the finest outdoor writer ever to grace the American literary scene. His is an enduring fame, thanks primarily to three books, The Old Man and the Boy, The Old Man s Boy Grows Older, and an African classic, Horn of the Hunter. Of course, Ruark was also the author of

Overview

Robert Ruark (1915-1965) ranks, in the minds of most discerning readers, as the finest outdoor writer ever to grace the American literary scene. His is an enduring fame, thanks primarily to three books, The Old Man and the Boy, The Old Man s Boy Grows Older, and an African classic, Horn of the Hunter. Of course, Ruark was also the author of several blockbuster novels, an immensely popular newspaper columnist, a satirist of considerable skill, and a tireless bon vivant. Fame and the ability to crunch out a prodigious amount of first-rate prose on his battered portable typewriter brought him considerable fortune. Now, some two generations after the Ruark s death, Sporting Classics will release a brand new book on the great author. Just recently discovered, the text was written more than forty years ago by Alan Ritchie, who faithfully served as Ruark s personal secretary and advisor for the last fourteen years of his life. The book starts out with a wonderful foreword by legendary African professional hunter Harry Selby who guided Ruark on a number of his safaris. It also features a number of photographs of Ruark that have never before appeared in any book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977855131
Publisher:
Sporting Classics
Publication date:
01/02/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Casada, the editor and compiler of this work, was a university history professor before taking early retirement to write full time on hunting, fishing, and other outdoor-related topics. He is senior editor of Sporting Classics magazine and a contributor for Outdoor Life, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, and American Rifleman. Casada is a past president of both the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has written, edited, or contributed to more than thirty books, including Africa’s Greatest Hunter (1998), The American Rifle (2005), and A Southern Sportsman (2010).

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