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The Best of Field and Stream: 100 Years of Great Writing
     

The Best of Field and Stream: 100 Years of Great Writing

by J. I. Merritt (Editor), Field & Stream Magazine (With), Margaret G. Nichols (With), Editors of Field & Stream (With)
 
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Field & Stream with this full and totally entertaining treasury of more than 50 great articles from a century of classic outdoor writing. The subjects included in The Best of Field & Stream are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishing - from the pursuit of big game in the seas to fly fishing for trout in mountain brooks;

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Field & Stream with this full and totally entertaining treasury of more than 50 great articles from a century of classic outdoor writing. The subjects included in The Best of Field & Stream are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishing - from the pursuit of big game in the 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.The selections include most of the famous sporting writers of the century - such great older writers as Zane Grey, Robert Ruark, Burton Spiller, A. J. McClane, Corey Ford, Ted Trueblood, Roderick Haig-Brown, H. G. Tapply, Nash Buckingham, Ed Zern, and such superb contemporary writers as Keith McCafferty, Datus Proper, George Reiger, Russell Chatham, Tom Kelly, Gene Hill, Bill Tarrant, John Barsness, and many others. These are the best of the mainstream writers in the American sporting tradition, and together with a color insert of the best Field & Stream covers, this absorbing treasury will be a great treat for all lovers of the great outdoors. (7 1/4 X 9 1/2, 332 pages, color photos)

Editorial Reviews

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.)
Library Journal - 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558212886
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Field and Stream Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.17(d)

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