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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Fishing for fun, and to wash your soul.
New York : Random House, ©1963
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Herbert Hoover; William Nichols
|Notes:||"Of the first edition ... two hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound. Each copy is signed by the author and numbered"--Prelim.
"A touch of Thoreau, a touch of Izaak Walton--but all President Hoover. A wise and witty book with something for everyone, particularly those who love fishing and the out-of-doors"--Dust jacket.
|Description:||86 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The reasons why they get that way --
Izaak Walton on fishing for fun --
Where Ponce de Léon lost the fountain of youth --
The gigantic army of game fisherman --
The mentality of fishermen --
The class distinction among fishermen --
The affinity of boys and fish --
The equipment of this army of fishermen --
The time between bites of stream fish grows longer and longer --
The hardships of stream fishing --
The hardships of salt-water fishing --
On stuffing fish for household ornaments... for proof of prowess --
Fishing presidents and candidates --
An adventure in salmon --
The expert --
|Responsibility:||Herbert Hoover ; edited by William Nichols.|