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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections

Carter, Jimmy

Published by Bantam Books, 1988
ISBN 10: 0553053019 / ISBN 13: 9780553053012
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Title: An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and ...

Publisher: Bantam Books

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Author 0553053019 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds; save from a removed paperclip on several pages. There is a gift inscription on the free end page. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by Jimmy Carter with the following inscription: Best Wishes to Dave, J Carter. Bookseller Inventory # 006969

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Synopsis: "The man revealed in these pages seems to embody so much of what Americans claim to admire--self-reliance, honesty, humor, modesty, intelligence--the stuff of heroes."--The New York Times Book Review

From Publishers Weekly: Carter regards fly-fishing as one of the most gratifying activities of his life; he devotes half of this journal to that noble sport. Fishin' and huntin' were basic skills for boys in the rural South; in the Depression era, fish and game provided food and were recognized as farm produce. The former President reminisces about his childhood in Plains, Ga.fishing with his daddy and learning to hunt, encounters with rattlesnakes and getting lost in the woods. He charts his and his wife's progress in fly-fishing and takes us on piscatorial peregrinations to Camp David, Japan, New Zealand, Europe; every journey had to allow for a few hours or days with the rod. This memoir has something for venators, too, as the author discourses on game birds: the elusive ruffed grouse, the turkey and the bobwhite. There is one digression from sporting activities when the Carters join a trekking tour to Nepal; the weather was terrible, and many of the group suffered from altitude sickness. Finally, Carter describes the family's mountain retreat in North Georgia. This book is the work of a contented man.
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