The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.

The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.

by Willie Robertson, William Doyle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062465658
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 514,009
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander, Buck Commander, Fin Commander, and Strut Commander. The author of the New York Times bestseller The Duck Commander Family, Willie was a cast member and executive producer of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. Willie loves being outdoors with his family and friends and is happiest at his home in West Monroe, Louisiana, with his wife, Korie, and their children: John Luke, Sadie, Will, Bella, Rebecca, and Rowdy.


William Doyle has written or cowritten seven books, including PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy and American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (with “American Sniper” Chris Kyle). He served as director of original programming for HBO and was coproducer of the PBS special Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story. He lives with his family in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue: An American Fishing Family 1

1 The Founding Fishermen 21

2 The Fisherman Who Created America 41

3 The Greatest American Fishing Trip of All 55

4 The Fish That Won the Last Battle of the Civil War 75

5 America's Floating Industry 91

6 The Golden Age of American Sportfishing 117

7 Rise of the Great Women Anglers 153

8 Fishermen in the Modern White House 183

9 The Power of Fishing 225

Acknowledgments 237

Appendix A Great Moments in American Fishing 239

Appendix B The Evolution of a Fly-Fisher Joan Salvato Wulff 245

Appendix C The Thrill of Northern Fishing President George H.W. Bush 249

Appendix D "When You Bait the Hook with Your Heart, the Fish Always Bite," John Burroughs 253

Appendix E Iconic World Records by American Anglers Jack Vitek 261

Source Notes 269

Index 293

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