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A Life Worth Living: The Adventures of a Passionate Sportsman

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Publisher Comments:

Jack Hemingway, son of Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written a warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. But be forewarned-this is not a how-to book, nor a guide to secret places, though there is plenty of expertise and uncharted territory to be discovered here.

Jack's season of a sportsman begins appropriately in the spring, at a dude ranch in Clark's Fork Valley, near the Yellowstone River. As an awkward six-year-old, Jack found his lifelong passion in much the same way his father had so many years earlier. His summer would bring steelhead on the North Umpqua, fishing with Papa's newly christened "Christ Pants" that enabled him to "walk on water," and looking for trout along the Danube in the aftermath of World War II. Fall brings expeditions to the tributaries of the Snake River, fishing for Atlantic salmon, and Jack's fervent belief that "there is always something new to learn."

Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, along with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman and a foreword contributed by Angela Hemingway, A Life Worth Living is a touching memoir of a lifetime spent practicing the sport he loved so much.

Synopsis:

A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

Synopsis:

A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
 
Jack Hemingway, son of literary legend Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written an engrossing, warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, along with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman and a foreword contributed by Angela Hemingway, A Life Worth Living is a touching, passionate memoir of a lifetime spent practicing the sport he loved so much.

 

*Includes a stunning 32-page insert featuring both black & white and color photographs
*Great gift for fishing enthusiasts
*Will appeal to Hemingway aficionados
 
 

 

About the Author

Jack Hemingway was an avid fly fisherman and sportsman for more than sixty years, as well as the son of Ernest Hemingway. This posthumous publication is his second book.

Geoffrey Norman is the author of Two for the Summit: My Daughter, the Mountains, and Me. He has written for Outside, Esquire, Men's Journal, National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Dorset, Vermont.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

A Note on the Text by Nick Lyons xi

Foreword by Angela Hemingway xiii

Introduction by Geoffrey Norman xvii

ONE

Selections from Misadventures of a Fly Fisherman

I. EARLY YEARS

1. An Angler from the Start 3

2. From Boy to Man 13

II BEFORE THE WAR

3. Sun Valley 23

4. A Michigan Sojourn 31

5. Yellowstone Country 35

6. Oregon and the Mills 49

7. Back to Paradise... Sun Valley 57

III THE WAR YEARS

8. Abroad with the OSS 67

9. Into Battle.... Fly Rod in Hand 75

10. Wounded and Captured 87

11. A Prisoner of War 93

IV AFTER THE WAR

12. Civilian Doldrums 101

13. A Second Hitch 105

14. Another Hitch.. This One for Life 111

15. Some Hunting Sketches 115

16. Papa's Son Becomes a Papa

17. Another Start.... And a Pact with Papa 127

18. A Bad Ending 135

19. And a New Beginning 139

TWO

A Sportsman's Life

I SOME WORDS ABOUT FLY FISHING

1. Seasons of the Angler 149

2. Fly Fishing Manners 159

II SOME MEMORABLE ANGLERS

3. Charles Ritz 169

4. Chez Tolstoi 173

5. Dermot Wilson 177

III SOME SEDUCTIVE STREAMS

6. The Loue 181

7. North Umpqua 185

8. Irish Rivers 193

9. Icelandic Rivers 199

IV TRAVELS WITH DAN

10. 1944 Revisited 211

V IN THE FIELD: BIRDS, DOGS, AND GUNS

11. Guns and Shooting 227

12. Snipe Near Cotorro 231

13. A Pre-Castro Cuban Dove Shoot 237

14. Partridge 241

THREE

Some Tributes

A Tribute to Jack Hemingway by Tom Brokaw 247

Eulogy for Jack Hemingway, December 9, 2000, by Howell Raines 251

One Last Cast A Tribute by Dan Callaghan 257

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592283354
Editor:
Norman, Geoffrey
Foreword:
Hemingway, Angela
Foreword by:
Hemingway, Angela
Foreword:
Hemingway, Angela
Editor:
Norman, Geoffrey
Author:
Norman, Geoffrey
Author:
Hemingway, Jack
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32-page color and bandw insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.

"Synopsis" by ,
A memoir of a sportsman's life from the son of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
 
Jack Hemingway, son of literary legend Ernest Hemingway and one of America's best-known outdoorsmen, has written an engrossing, warm and candid memoir of his life as an incorrigible sportsman. Balancing a self-effacing humor with a delicacy of prose both graceful and knowing, along with an introduction by Geoffrey Norman and a foreword contributed by Angela Hemingway, A Life Worth Living is a touching, passionate memoir of a lifetime spent practicing the sport he loved so much.

 

*Includes a stunning 32-page insert featuring both black & white and color photographs
*Great gift for fishing enthusiasts
*Will appeal to Hemingway aficionados
 
 

 

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