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on 25 January 2012
This is a very good book to give to a boy. Some adults will find it a bit 'folksy' or sentimental in places, but there is as much interesting information in it and (importantly) more good advice about shooting, hunting and life in general than in any other book I know of.
Ruark was a man's man and lived a varied life, he travelled, fought in a war, hunted and drank - often too much. An American, he died aged 49 in London in 1965. He was one of the world's most famous writers in the 1950s and 1960s.
The sequel 'The old man's boy grows older' is also worth reading.