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A life worth living : the adventures of a passionate sportsman

Author: Jack Hemingway; Geoffrey Norman
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jack Hemingway, son of Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written a warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. But be forewarned -- this is not a how-to book, nor a guide to secret places, though there is plenty of expertise and uncharted territory to be discovered here. Jack's season of a sportsman begins appropriately in the spring, at a dude ranch in Clark's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jack Hemingway; Jack Hemingway
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Hemingway; Geoffrey Norman
ISBN: 1585743259 9781585743254 1592283357 9781592283354
OCLC Number: 50846603
Description: xxiii, 260 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Selections from misadventures of a fly fisherman --
Early years --
Angler from the start --
From boy to man --
Before the war: Sun Valley --
Michigan sojourn --
Yellowstone country --
Oregon and the mill --
Back to paradise ... Sun Valley --
War years: Abroad with the OSS --
Into battle ... Fly rod in hand --
Wounded and captured --
Prisoner of war --
After the war: Civilian doldrums --
Second hitch --
Another hitch ... This one for life --
Some hunting sketches --
Papa's son becomes a papa --
Another start ... and a pact with papa --
Bad ending --
New beginning --
Sportsman's life --
Some words about fly fishing: Seasons of the angler --
Fly fishing manners --
Some memorable anglers: Charles Ritz --
Chez Tolstoi --
Dermot Wilson --
Some seductive streams: Loue --
North Umpqua --
Irish Rivers --
Icelandic Rivers --
Travels with Dan --
1944 Revisited --
In the field: Birds, dogs, and guns --
Guns and shooting --
Snipe near Cotorro --
Pre-Castro Cuban dove shoot --
Partridge --
Some tributes.
Responsibility: Jack Hemingway ; edited and with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman ; foreword by Angela Hemingway.

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