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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections

Carter, Jimmy

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ISBN 10: 0553053019 / ISBN 13: 9780553053012
Published by Bantam Dell Pub Group, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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275 pages, index. Signed " J Carter" on front free endpaper in black marker. There is a lenghty ink gift message from a prev. owner on the same endpaper. Dustjacket flap is price clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 052711A

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Title: An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and ...

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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"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

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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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