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In 'Fishing and Shooting Sketches', Grover Cleveland offers a window into the soul of an avid sportsman through an anthology of anecdotal tales with a dose of humor and didacticism. The compilation showcases Cleveland's flair for storytelling and his profound respect for nature, blending practical wisdom with philosophical musings. This series of essays, rich in the lexicon of the passionate outdoorsman, presents a vivid portrayal of late 19th and early 20th-century American leisure culture as well as the literary style of that era ? one of reflective contemplation and an almost Ernest Hemingwayesque brevity and precision when discussing the rituals of fishing and shooting. Cleveland's work is set against the backdrop of a changing America, from a frontier to an increasingly industrialized society, yet it captures timeless traditions that speak to the heart of the sporting spirit. Grover Cleveland's personal journey as a statesman is intricately woven into his literary production. His presidency, which spanned non-consecutive terms, bespoke a commitment to integrity and public service ? values mirrored in 'Fishing and Shooting Sketches'. The book emerges from a period of relative political tranquility for Cleveland, allowing him to reflect and articulate on matters close to his soul. His dedication to sporting as a metaphor for virtuous living and a counterbalance to public life's turbulence resonates throughout his writing. 'Fishing and Shooting Sketches' is a delightful recommendation for both the angler and hunter at heart and the lover of Americana. It beckons readers not merely to engage with the tales of outdoor escapades but to regard them as a lens through which to glean insights into the character of one of America's enigmatic leaders. Cleveland's reflection on the ethics and essence of sport serves as a guiding compass for responsible stewardship of the natural world, a message as relevant today as it was at the turn of the 20th century.


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Año de Edición
Grover Cleveland
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Peso (Físico)
Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)
DRM (Virtual)
Formato Electrónico (Virtual)
Fishing and Shooting Sketches
Biografía del Autor
<p>Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, was not only a notable figure in American politics but also a writer with a deep passion for outdoor activities. Best known for his non-fiction work, \'Fishing and Shooting Sketches,\' Cleveland infused his writing with the same straightforwardness and integrity that marked his presidential terms. This collection of essays, published in 1906, offers insights into Cleveland\'s personal life and leisurely pursuits, presenting a stark contrast to his political persona. His writings reflect a genuine love for the simplicity of nature, the skill of angling, and the thrill of the hunt. Engaging with themes like conservation and sportsmanship, Cleveland\'s book stands as an important work for enthusiasts of fishing and shooting sports, and it provides contemporary readers a glimpse into the recreational pastimes of an American president. Though not commonly cited alongside the literary giants of his age, Cleveland\'s prose captures the spirit of an era where the wilderness of America was still a dominant part of the cultural landscape. Through \'Fishing and Shooting Sketches,\' Cleveland contributes to the rich tapestry of American nature writing that has flourished alongside the country\'s political history, and he reveals another facet of his multifaceted life as a statesman and outdoorsman.</p>
ISBN: 8596547167778
Referencia: BW1037895073

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