Stock Image

Life & Death on the Loxahatchee: STory of Trapper Nelson

Snyder, James D.

45 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0967520061 / ISBN 13: 9780967520063
Published by Pharos Books, Jupiter, FL, 2004
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
From Gebhard and Burkhart Books (Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 15, 2001 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 18.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Soft cover. A fine copy signed by Jim Snyder and dedicated to Sandy McCoy. 158 pages. 8 pages of black and white pictures of Nelson. There are 3 pages of maps of Trapper Nelson's. He was found dead of a shotgun blast .who did it. That remains a mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 007828

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Life & Death on the Loxahatchee: STory of ...

Publisher: Pharos Books, Jupiter, FL

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 2nd Edition

About this title


"Life and Death on the Loxahatchee" is both the story of a real-life Tarzan and the people who grew up with him along Florida s first wild and scenic river. Vince Nelson was unique, but also a symbol of all those who fished, trapped, ploughed and hammered out hardscrabble lives on the Jupiter-Tequesta riverfront in the days before it became golf courses and mega-mansions. 

Who was Trapper Nelson? He was born in 1908, the sickly son of a landless Polish peasant. Over the next sixty years he would wrest from the wilderness eleven hundred acres along Florida s most breathtaking jungle river. Along his life s journey Nelson became the Legend of the Loxahatchee, with as many faces as the people who thought they knew him.

Hobo, trapper, hunter, alligator wrestler, gambler, celebrity host, charmer of snakes and women alike, this modern Tarzan s life ended as mysteriously as he had lived it. On a steamy July day in 1968, a friend found Trapper Nelson dead in his jungle paradise, his torso torn open by a shotgun blast. Many people had a motive. So did Trapper himself. Draw your own conclusions as you read interviews with his family, friends, and those who insist that his spirit still roams the old campsite.

From the Publisher:

Life and Death on the Loxahatchee won the Florida Publishers Association's Silver Award for best adult nonfiction title in 2002.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Member of FABA. General stock. Spanish, Children, Novels History, Florida. We would love to have interested, book lovers call and stop by.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Prices net. All books returnable within ten days. Payment may be made by check, money order,Paypal,or through ABE's e-commerce; I cannot take credit card payment directly. Domestic shipping by priority mail is $7.50; book rate, $4.50. Florida residents must pay 7% sales tax.
International orders: payment must be by Paypal or ABE's e-commerce.
(305) 541-9982, 9 pm until midnight best.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal