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Few historical figures have led as exciting a life as Sheridan R. Jones. The son of an American pioneer who helped found the state of North Dakota, through hard work and education he became a college professor as a young man. But his first love was the outdoors, a passion that began when he won a new fishing reel in a popular outdoor magazine's writing contest. This set him on a course to become one of America's most prolific outdoor fishing writers and eventually the editor of the magazine Outer's Book. His fishing articles about techniques, strategies, lures, species, and preservation drew acclaim across America and even from soldiers overseas during World War I who received the magazine for free. However, Sheridan's daytime was as a professor at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls and his stuents only knew and admired him as Prof. Jones. His book Black Bass & Bass Craft was the best selling fishing book for 1924 and a landmark event in the history of bass fishing. because his expertise in fishing know-how was second to none, almost all of the early fishing lure companies sent Sheridan their newest lures for analysis and possible endorsement in his fishing articles. Illustrated in this book for the first time are these same lures which have been preserved in their original mint condition. They are important examples of the unique fishing culture in a turbulent period in American history that included World War I, the Roaring '20s, and the Great Depression. These events shaped Sheridan's life significantly, and brought major changes to America's pioneering outdoor writer and his search for the perfect fishing lure.
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Book Description The Whitefish Press (Cincinnati, OH), 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Like New. LIKE NEW. Very Clean. No writing or tears. A Fine Book in a Fine Dust Jacket. Seller Inventory # 150731024
Book Description Whitefish Press, Ohio, 2011. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. Light blue heardcover shows only slight edgewear. The 120 pages are clean, tight and unmarked. The DJ has slight edgewear. This is a biography written for children telling of the educator, outdoorsman and outdoor writer. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0.0. Seller Inventory # 21042