Reviews - What do customers think about The Best Of Field & Stream?
Even a city boy will love this collection Aug 29, 2007
I was raised in the city, with almost no exposure to fishing and hunting. (Brooklyn c. 1975, the only shooting I knew was an occasional gun shot outside my apartment building in the middle of the night.) For a city boy like me, this book was a wonderful introduction into love of outdoors through hunting and fishing.
This collection contains over 50 stories from Field & Stream, ranging from 3-12 pages. Nature, calm or threatening, is a protagonist in every story. We sense how much the early 20th century landscape has been overrun by human sprawl.
There are many other wonderful themes in this collection - courage, fear, lost and found friendship. Among my favorites were the handful of stories about old hunters and their beloved dogs.
This book will transport you to another era - one very much worth traveling to. My only critique is women rarely appear in these pages, reflecting a strongly male-oriented editorial hand.
A Must-Have Outdoors Book. Jun 3, 1996
Of all the books I've gotten as a gift throught the years,
this was the most pleasant find. The book has some
terrific short stories from Field & Stream, with great
adventures of all aspects of the outdoors. It also has
classic illustrations of old F&S covers. I'd recommend
this as a must have for any outdoorsman's library.