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A Sportsman's Library: 100 Essential, Engaging, Offbeat, and Occasionally Odd Fishing and Hunting Books for the Adventurous Reader

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Stephen J. Bodios famous review column in Grays Sporting Journal (1981-1992) included discussions on everything from hook and bullet how-tos to modern novels and science writing. Continuing in that tradition, A Sportsmans Library: 100 Essential, Engaging, Off-Beat, and Occasionally Odd Fishing and Hunting Books for the Adventurous Reader draws on the same wide-ranging curiosity and encyclopedic knowledge of sporting literature that informed “Bodios Review.”

From all the familiar, beloved classics—books by Izaak Walton, Robert Ruark, and Norman Maclean—to the hidden gems that no one but Bodio could have uncovered (ancient treatises on falconry, and modern considerations of the “catfish as metaphor”), each one of these short reviews is illustrated in color and presented in a browsable, easy-to-read format. Nowhere else could an explanation of the intricate beauty of a classic salmon fly rub elbows with a consideration of the craftsmanship of a Best London double. And rarely do you see the science of the hunt juxtaposed against the hunts depiction in art.

Introduction by television personality and outdoor writer Jameson Parker.

 

Synopsis:

A Sportsmans Library: The 100 Books that Every Hunter and Fisherman Should Own will consist of 100 short “reviews” (for lack of a better word), each one from 300 to 1500 words, and illustrated with either the cover of the book or a photo of the books author.  The list will include all the beloved classics, but will add plenty of lesser-known titles as well. It will range in time from Izaak Waltons 17th century to 21st century tiger poachers in eastern Siberia, and geographically from the Catskills to the Keys, from Englands chalk streams to Jim Corbetts India. It will take pleasure in those books that explain the intricate beauty of the classic salmon fly as well the astonishing craftsmanship of a Best London double, the science of the hunt as well as the hunts depiction in art. 

About the Author

Stephen J. Bodio is a former book reviewer for Grays Sporting Journal and the author of several books, among them A Rage for Falcons, Querencia, and Aloft: A Meditation on Pigeons and Pigeon-Flying. He is a longtime resident of Magdalena, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Part 1: Fishing

 

Chapter 1: Sheridan Anderson, Curtis Creek Manifesto

Chapter 2: Jim Babb, Fly Fishing Fool

Chapter 3: Dame Juliana Berners, Book of St Albans, etc.

Chapter 4: Burkhard Bilger, Noodling for Flatheads

Chapter 5: Russell Chatham, Dark Waters

Chapter 6: David James Duncan, The River Why

Chapter 7: Negley Farson, Gone Fishing

Chapter 8: John Gierach, Trout Bum

Chapter 9: Arnold Gingrich, Well-tempered Angler

Chapter 10: Roderick Haig-Brown, A River Never Sleeps

Chapter 11: Ted Hughes, Collected Poems

Chapter 12: William Humphrey, My Moby Dick

Chapter 13: Luke Jennings, Blood Knot

Chapter 14: Nick Lyons, Full Creel

Chapter 15: Norman MacLean, A River Runs Through It

Chapter 16: Teresa Maggio, Mattanza

Chapter 17: Gavin Maxwell, Harpoon Venture

Chapter 18: John McDonald, Origins of Angling

Chapter 19: Thomas McGuane, 92 In the Shade

Chapter 20: Frank Mele, Small in the Eye of a River

Chapter 21: Harry Middleton, On the Spine of Time

Chapter 22:  Seth Norman, Meanderings of a Fly Fisherman

Chapter 23: Patrick OBrien, The Last Pool

Chapter 24: Datus Proper, What the Trout Said

Chapter 25: M H Salmon, The Catfish as Metaphor

Chapter 26: Paul Schmookler, Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History

Chapter 27: ODell Shepard, Thy Rod and Thy Reel

Chapter 28: G. E. M. Skues, Way of a Trout

Chapter 29: Jeremy Wade, River Monsters

Chapter 30: Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler

                                   

WINGSHOOTING

 

Chapter 31: “BB” (Denys Watkins Pitchford): Manka the Sky Gypsy

Chapter 32: William Beebe, Pheasant Jungles

Chapter 33: Vance Bourjaily, Unnatural Enemy

Chapter 34: Tom Davis, The Tattered Autumn Sky

Chapter 35: George Bird Evans, The Upland Shooting Life

Chapter 36: Charles Fergus, A Rough Shooting Dog

Chapter 37: William Harnden Foster, New England Grouse Shooting

Chapter 38: Caroline Gordon, Aleck Maury, Sportsman

Chapter 39: Col. Peter Hawker, Instructions to Young Sportsmen…

Chapter 40: Van Campen Heilner, American Duck Shooting

Chapter 41: “Mr.” Markland, The Art of Shooting Flying

Chapter 42: Timothy Murphy, A Hunters Log

Chapter 43: Datus Proper, Pheasants of the Mind

Chapter 44: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek

Chapter 45: Ivan Turgenev, Sportsmans Notebooks

Chapter 46: Guy de la Valdene, The Fragrance of Grass

Chapter 47: Charley Waterman, Gun Dogs and Bird Guns

 

 

GENERAL HUNTING, GUNS, TRAVEL,  MIXED, & MISCELLANEOUS

(includes falconry and some odd fishing)

 

Chapter 48: Roy Chapman Andrews, Across Mongolian Plains

Chapter 49: V. K. Arseniev, Dersu the Trapper

Chapter 50: John Barsness, The Life of the Hunt

Chapter 51: Peter Beard, The End of the Game

Chapter 52: W. D. M. Bell, Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

Chapter 53: Caroline Blackwood, In the Pink

Chapter 54: Angus Cameron & Judith Jones: LL Bean Game & Fish Cookbook

Chapter 55: Jim Corbett, Maneaters of Kumaon

Chapter 56: Frank & John Craighead, Life With an Indian Prince

Chapter 57: Isaak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), Out of Africa

Chapter 58: William Faulkner, The Big Woods

Chapter 59: Emperor Frederick II, De Arte Venandi cum Avibus

Chapter 60: John Graves, The Last Running

Chapter 61: Dale Guthrie, The Nature of Paleolithic Art

Chapter 62: John Haines, The Stars, The Snows, The Fire

Chapter 63: Frances Hamerstrom, Is She Coming Too?

Chapter 64: Jim Harrison, Just Before Dark

Chapter 65: MacDonald Hastings, The Shotgun

Chapter 66: The Helmericks, We Live in the Arctic

Chapter 67: Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa

Chapter 68: George Leonard Herter, Bull Cook and Authentic Historical recipes and Practices;

Chapter 69: Frank Hibben, Hunting American Lions

Chapter 70: Geoffrey Household, Dance of the Dwarves

Chapter 71: William Humphrey, Home From the Hill

Chapter 72: Steve Hunter, Pale Horse Coming

Chapter 73: Joe Hutto, Illumination in the Flatwoods

Chapter 74: C. J. P. Ionides, A Hunters Story

Chapter 75: Robert F.  Jones, Blood Sport

Chapter 76: Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac

Chapter 77: Dan Mannix, A Sporting Chance

Chapter 78: Thomas McGuane, An Outside Chance

Chapter 79: Thomas McIntyre, Seasons and Days

Chapter 80: Richard Nelson, The Island Within

Chapter 81: Jose Ortega y Gasset, Meditations on Hunting

Chapter 82: Jack OConnor, Hunting in the Southwest

Chapter 83: Rebecca OConnor, Lift

Chapter 84: Brian Plummer, Diary of a Rat Hunting Man

Chapter 85: Saxton Pope, Hunting With the Bow and Arrow

Chapter 86: Mikhail Prishvin, Natures Diary

Chapter 87: Steven Rinella, The Scavengers Guide to Haut Cuisine

Chapter 88: Teddy Roosevelt, Wilderness Hunter

Chapter 89: John Rowlands, Cache Lake Country

Chapter 99: Robert Ruark, Something of Value

Chapter 91: Franklin Russell, The Hunting Animal

Chapter 92: Ernest Thompson Seton, Lives of the Hunted

Chapter 93: Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson, A Woman Tenderfoot

Chapter 94: Paul Shepard, The Tender Carnivore and The Sacred Game

Chapter 95: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Old Way

Chapter 96: John Vaillant, The Tiger

Chapter 97: Brian Vesey-FitzGerald, Its My Delight

Chapter 98: T. H. White, The Goshawk

Chapter 99: T. H, White, Gone to Ground

Chapter 100: Colin Willock, The Gun Punt Adventure 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762780259
Author:
Bodio, Stephen J.
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color photos
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A Sportsmans Library: The 100 Books that Every Hunter and Fisherman Should Own will consist of 100 short “reviews” (for lack of a better word), each one from 300 to 1500 words, and illustrated with either the cover of the book or a photo of the books author.  The list will include all the beloved classics, but will add plenty of lesser-known titles as well. It will range in time from Izaak Waltons 17th century to 21st century tiger poachers in eastern Siberia, and geographically from the Catskills to the Keys, from Englands chalk streams to Jim Corbetts India. It will take pleasure in those books that explain the intricate beauty of the classic salmon fly as well the astonishing craftsmanship of a Best London double, the science of the hunt as well as the hunts depiction in art. 

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