THE BEST OF FIELD & STREAM: 100 YEARS OF GREAT WRITING FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER SPORTING MAGAZINE
Author: J.I. Merritt, Editor
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Nov 2002
Color repros of the BEST Field & Stream covers. Covering a broad spectrum of outdoor activities, 52 essays introduce some of the most noted sports & nature writers of the last century & include works that remind readers of the importance of conserving nature. 7x9 inches, 320 pgs.
At last, the foolproof gift for all sportsmen! To celebrate its hundredth anniversary, Field & Stream collected a full and totally entertaining treasury of more than fifty great articles from its pages. The subjects are as diverse as the great outdoors itself: fishingfrom the pursuit of big game in the seas to fly fishing for trout in mountain brooks; huntingfrom waterfowl and upland birds to the dangerous game of Africa; dogs; camping; and much more.
Covering a broad spectrum of outdoor activities, 52 essays introduce some of the most noted sports and nature writers of the last century and include works that remind readers of the importance of conserving nature.
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. --Wes Lukowsky, Book List
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
J. I. Merritt is the author of two books, Baronets and Buffalo and Goodbye Liberty Belle, as well as many articles that have appeared in such important magazines as People, Field & Stream, and Modern Maturity. Jim is the editor of the Princeton Alumni Journal. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.