The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Nine Unforgettable Tales

The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Nine Unforgettable Tales

by Lamar Underwood
     
 

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Here are 26 true tales of hunting and adventure from the best-known and best-loved writers on the subject.

The stories in this collection will take you hunting for all sorts of game, in locations that range from mountain peaks to lowland swamps. Follow these great writers as they delve into their personal memories, igniting recollections sure to touch upon any

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Here are 26 true tales of hunting and adventure from the best-known and best-loved writers on the subject.

The stories in this collection will take you hunting for all sorts of game, in locations that range from mountain peaks to lowland swamps. Follow these great writers as they delve into their personal memories, igniting recollections sure to touch upon any avid hunter's own experiences, as they combine to form a collective hunting scrapbook.

The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told is an indispensable volume for all lovers and students of the natural world and the instincts that govern it. If your definition of home includes fields and marshes, creeks and river bottoms, plains and mountains, consider this required reading.

With contributions from:

  • Havilah Babcock
  • John Barsness
  • Vance Bourjaily
  • Nash Buckingham
  • Peter Capstick
  • William Faulkner Charles Fergus
  • John Taintor Foote
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Gene Hill
  • Tom Kelly
  • Gordon MacQuarrie
  • John Madson
  • Thomas McGuane
  • Patrick O'Brian
  • Jack O'Connor
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Robert C. Ruark
  • Ivan Turgenev
  • Ed Zern
  • And many more!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These two anthologies follow close behind a similar pair from last summer, Paul D. Staudohar's Fishing's Best Short Stories (LJ 7/00) and Hunting's Best Short Stories (Chicago Review, 2000). Hyperbole aside, all four are packed with fine prose from notable authors both classic and contemporary. That overlap between the competing counterparts is minimal just goes to show that fields and streams have been wonderful muses to many generations of writers. These diverse selections of short fiction and essays are enhanced by Underwood's informative prefatory remarks giving literary or historical context or adding some amusing anecdotes or interesting trivia. Underwood is a former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and knew many of the authors personally. Patrick O'Brien, Thomas McGuane, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ruark, Ben East, Charles Eliot, John Barsness, and Ed Zern are represented by separate contributions in both books. Major angling writers such as A.J. McClane, John Gierach, and Nick Lyons are in the Fishing book, of course, but there are also laudable pieces by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Le Anne Schreiber, and Zane Grey. The unanticipated outstanding authors in the Hunting volume include William Faulkner, Ivan Turgenev, and Theodore Roosevelt. The stories in both collections range from tender to raucous to knee-slapping hilarious. Highly recommended for all public libraries.--Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Few would quarrel with the selection of any of the 29 writers included as among the best in the game. ...The stories tell about the planning, the quests, the challenges, and the experiences that make hunting what it is. Hunters will find many passages that bring back recollections of their treasured moments in camp with good friends. Other stories may take readers to place and times they will visit only in their dreams" — The Conservationist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592284825
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Greatest Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
277,044
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

LAMAR UNDERWOOD is a former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life magazines. He has edited The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, Man Eaters, The Bass Almanac, and The Quotable Soldier. He is the author of the novel, On Dangerous Ground. He lives in Pennington, New Jersey.

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