Saturday, October 17, 2015

Calling all Hunters

New York Times bestselling author and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, teams up with William Doyle, the bestselling co-author of American Gun, to share the history of America’s most well known hunters.

American Hunter is the first book ever to compile a chronological history of America’s greatest hunters. Based on the powerful personalities of colorful men and women, this book begins with the Plains Indians and moves through legendary hunters like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Lyndon Johnson, and more. Also included are the histories of American fox, rabbit, deer, squirrel, duck, goose, and big-game hunting, as well as action biographies of classic hunting weapons.

Author Willie Robertson, famed hunter of Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander, lends his voice to share this bodacious collection of true stories that you’ll want to tell around the campfire after a long day’s hunt.

As Teddy Roosevelt put it, “The virility, clear-sighted common sense and resourcefulness of the American people is due to the fact that we have been a nation of hunters and frequenters of the forest, plains, and waters.” It’s about time we honor American hunters with a book that tells their incredible stories of skill, courage, survival, and downright bodaciousness.

American Hunter is the perfect book for everyone who enjoys amazing tales of American history and for those who love hunting, sport shooting, and wide open spaces.

My Review:
As a gal, let me be real and say, I'm not much of a hunter. That being said, Willie is able to take the subject of hunting and not making it BORING. I love history, but history and hunting? Enough said right? WRONG! Willie actually made me interested in this. Now, I can tell you this, after a while, I did get bored. It was nothing to do with the style of writing or the fact that it was History, I just got tired of hearing about hunting. As a non-hunter, I found this book to be a decent read. I was interested, he kept me engaged, it was funny, heroic, sad and I learned a lot. Would I read it again? Probably not, but I'm not interested in hunting. With that said, if you're a hunter, looking to learn more about the history of hunting or wanting to learn about the sport of hunting, which I was, it's worth reading. I learned a lot and will keep this on my shelf as I found it very interesting. I have nothing bad to say about this book, other than I'm not a hunter, so I found it to be a little boring after a while. I can imagine a hunter would LOVE this book. While reading this, I thought of my dad so often and the stories he tells, I can only imagine the stories that many of the famous legendary hunters had that were left untold. You'll enjoy the stories and how Americans our honored for their bravery in hunting.

Thank you to Howard Publishing for providing me a ARC copy of this book. I was not compensated for a positive review. 

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