Robert Ruark was the most influential safari writer of the latter 20th century. He was a nationally renowned columnist and author, who inspired both hunters who traveled to Africa and those who could only dream about it. This is a biography of Ruark—about his work, the times in which he lived, and the strange allure that Africa held for him.
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Terry Wieland is shooting editor of Gray's Sporting Journal and a frequent contributor to Shooting Sportsman magazine and the Petersen publications, specializing in hunting and fine guns. His first hunting safari was in 1990, and in the years since he has traveled to Africa an average of once a year. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
"From 1951 until the day [Ruark] died, Africa reached out to him with a promise that there he would find something that was worth having -- something that did not exist in Manhattan. Even if he could never articulate exactly what that something was, it was solid and tangible to him.
"During that safari, Robert Ruark got his first view from a tall hill, and what he saw out there on the African plain was of incalcuable value to a writer: He saw a subject that was truly worth writing about."
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Book Description Down East Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110892726504
Book Description Down East Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0892726504