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Book - The Old Man and The Sea

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The Old Man and The Sea
by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in
1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and
presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Book - Hemmingway on Fishing

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Hemingway on Fishing
by Ernest Hemingway

From childhood on, Ernest Hemingway was a passionate fisherman. He fished the lakes and creeks near the family's summer home at Walloon Lake, Michigan, and his first stories and reportage were often about his favorite sport. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are all of his great writings about the many kinds of fishing he did-from trout in the rivers of northern
Michigan to marlin in the Gulf Stream.

Hemingway On Fishing is a full, diverse, and fascinating collection of the great novelist's writing about fishing. From the early Nick Adams stories and the memorable chapters on fishing the Irati River in The Sun Also Rises to such late novels as Islands in the Stream, this collection traces the evolution of a great writer's passion; the range of his interests; and the sure uses he made of fishing, transforming it into the stuff of great literature.


Book - The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told

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The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told
Edited by Lamar Underwood

The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, is a collection of 28 essays about fishing by contributors such as Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, A.J. McClane, Ernie Schwiebert, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and others edited and introduced by Lamar Underwood.

Some of the sport's best fishermen and writers recount their memories of catching bass, trout, bluefish marlin, tuna, and more in all
sorts of exciting places.

Book - Zane Grey on Fishing

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Zane Grey on Fishing
by Terry Molt - 2004

This selection of fishing stories from the 1920s and 30s by Zane Grey will fire the imagination and fishing passion of any angler. Excerpts are from Greys major works on his fishing adventures in California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, Nova Scotia, New Zealand (my own country), Australia, Mexico, Tahiti, and the Galapagos Islands. No-one, even these days, writes about fishing quite like Zane Grey - his colorful and wonderfully descriptive language brings alive
his detailed and authoritative accounts of the exciting battles won and lost with the toughest fish the oceans and rivers of the world provide. It is interesting that many of his best stories relate to battles lost - many fishermen would have given up in disappointment, but not Grey - he continued on searching for the elusive and record fish all his life, and from any perspective was enormously successful.

From review by A.N. Baker "Cape Brett Angler" (New Zealand)


Book - Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul

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Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul
by Jack Canfield - 2004

A touching and humorous collection of stories about the unique relationships fostered through fishing.



Book - Classic Fishing Lures and Tackle

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Classic Fishing Lures and Tackle
by Eric Lowell Sorenson - 2011

An entertaining overview of vintage fishing gear, this book takes you back in time to the sport's golden age. Stunning artwork, including intricate still life photographs of collectible lures and flys, fish spearing decoys, bobbers and sinkers, plus period ads and literature--completes this nostalgic look at the sport of fishing. With information on all the classic manufacturers, such as Heddon, Pflueger, Shakespeare, South Bend, and Orvis, this makes the perfect gift for yourself or the fishing enthusiast and collector on your list!


Book - Fishing Lure Collectibles

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Fishing Lure Collectibles
by Dudley Murphy - 2006

Collectors have been waiting for the newest book from Dudley and Deanie Murphy. In this volume of more than 3,500 lures shown in full color, the authors address the most collectible fishing lures made since 1940. In addition to the major 'Big Six' companies and miscellaneous lure makers, this volume, for the first time, provides insight into spinning lures, folk art lures, and the rapidly growing
area of contemporary collectibles. Considered
by collectors to be the most useful reference available on post 1940 vintage antique fishing lures, this volume takes a fresh approach to explaining the hobby. The reader will quickly discover the combination of significant historical information, realistic values, and crisp photography in a concise presentation to be a real asset in lure identification and values. This book is sure to be the most complete and convenient single volume on fishing lures available today. 2006 values.


Book - Classic Fishing Lures: Identification and Price Guide

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Classic Fishing Lures: Identification and Price Guide
by Russel Lewis - 2005

Covering the collectable lures of the six most popular lure manufacturers in North America--Heddon, South Bend, Paw Paw, Pflueger, Creek Chub and Shakespeare--thi s full-color book is the most comprehensive identification and price guide available.

The book features a history of each manufacturer, with nearly 2,000 listings of the most collectable lures on the market, complete with up-to-date pricing and a brilliant color photo. No collector will want to be without this glorious tribute to the fishing lures of yesteryear.

2,000 Full Color photos of the most popular collectable lures of all time - Company histories of the six most popular lure manufacturers in North America - Current collector pricing for each listed lure.



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