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The fair chase : the epic story of hunting in America

Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Embodying the classic American traits of resourcefulness and rugged independence, the hunter looms larger than life in our national mythology, occupying a unique--and uniquely fraught--place in the American psyche. Popularized in the nineteenth century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature, for many years sport hunting was the national pastime of Americans from all walks of life, while it became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dray
ISBN: 9780465061723 0465061729
OCLC Number: 1003306307
Description: xi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The nature of the beast --
The prophet --
When good Queen Bess met Daniel Boone --
"Let us have more hunters" --
Hunters go west --
Forest and stream --
Arming the hunters --
Sportsman's paradise --
Buffalo Bill, Custer, and Texas Jack --
The new type of goodness --
"Times have changed, and we must change also" --
What is nature, what is man? --
The trophic crusade --
The guns of autumn --
Epilogue: A complex inheritance.
Other Titles: Epic story of hunting in America
Responsibility: Philip Dray.

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An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.  Read more...

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