The Adventurous Life Of A Vagabond Hunter

Author: Sten Cedergren
Publisher: Safari Press
ISBN: 9781571571595
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The Adventurous Life Of A Vagabond Hunter from the Author: Sten Cedergren. There have been many claims of remarkable adventures in the safari business, but one would be hard pressed to find a life story that can top that of Sten Cedergren's. Born in Sweden, he set out to become a cowboy at an early age -- first stop, Paraguay. Next he joined the United States Army to fight in Korea -- even though he was a Swedish citizen! After further roaming, he landed in Kenya at a time when most Europeans still carried a handgun in the streets of Nairobi. He eventually joined White Hunters Ltd., in addition to doing elephant control work. During his career Sten was clobbered several times by members of the Big Five, but he never considered it necessary to be treated at a hospital -- a tidbit that gives insight into the character of this remarkable man. Being a handsome devil, he had many adventures with female clients, some of which you may not want your children to read! In 1977 when Kenya closed hunting, he did not part for quieter venues, but, rather, he joined the bushwar in Rhodesia where he stalked (and killed) terrorists in Mozambique when he was a young 58. After Rhodesian independence, he took up hunting again. Today in his early eighties, mind you, he is still hunting elephant in Zimbabwe! Book jacket.

Vagabond

Author: Barry Ray
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438994834
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Vagabond from the Author: Barry Ray. All David Helm wanted in life was adventure. Finding gold and treasure was his dream. His dream turned into a nightmare. With his best friend, the ex cop Daniel O’Brien, an accumulation of idiots and an ancient treasure map, they all boarded David’s plane for a trip to the Amazon. A plane crash into the canopy of the rainforest 140 feet from the ground was a whole lot more adventure than David Helm had bargained for. The Amazon jungle was filled with little brown men with blowguns and poison darts, all dedicated to the demise of David and his group of investors, environmentalists and stowaways; with a couple of young lady gold diggers thrown in for good measure. David’s job was simple: Find the gold, defeat the headhunters, stay alive and find a way out of the rainforest and home. To accomplish all this he would have to rely on his many abilities and experiences from his military service in Vietnam, which to hear his friend Daniel O’Brien tell it, were vast indeed...

The Historical Works Of Washington Irving Life Of George Washington The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville Astoria Chronicle Of The Conquest Of Granada Life Of Oliver Goldsmith Illustrated

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026837649
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The Historical Works Of Washington Irving Life Of George Washington The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville Astoria Chronicle Of The Conquest Of Granada Life Of Oliver Goldsmith Illustrated from the Author: Washington Irving. This carefully crafted ebook: “The Historical Works of Washington Irving: Life of George Washington, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, Astoria, Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, Life of Oliver Goldsmith (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warne A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE ASTORIA CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THE STUDENT’S LIFE OF WASHINGTON

The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville

Author: Irving, Washington
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1773137565
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The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville from the Author: Irving, Washington. When Captain James Bonneville left for California in May of 1832 his motives were mixed. Officially, the French-born officer was on a two-year leave of absence from the U. S. Army, but he carried orders to collect information on the geography, geology, and topography of the Country within the limits of the Territories belonging to the United States, between our frontier, and the Pacific.

Meat Eater

Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645284
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Meat Eater from the Author: Steven Rinella. “Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.”—The New York Times Book Review Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. Praise for Meat Eater “Full of empathy and intelligence . . . In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing.”—The Wall Street Journal “Steven Rinella is one of the best nature writers of the last decade. . . . This book was a page-turner.”—Tim Ferris “Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed.”—The Boston Globe “A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from.”—Anthony Bourdain

Adventures In Yellowstone

Author: M. Mark Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756136
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Adventures In Yellowstone from the Author: M. Mark Miller. After its establishment in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was sufficiently famous that numerous people risked bear maulings, Indian attacks, and geyser burns just to glimpse its wonders. A surprising number of those who survived wrote about their adventures. The best of these stories are collected in Adventures in Yellowstone. Presenting a dozen narratives—journal entries, letters, and diaries—with an introduction to each, and with historic photographs, postcards, and woodcuts, this book is the essential compilation of the most gripping first-person accounts of the early years of America's most cherished national park.