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"It really seems to capture bird hunting and life in the deep south in the early 1900's"

By: Randy From MN

irish red setter. Hunts. The book wasn't quite what I expected (silly me not to realize it was all fiction), but it is an excellent read! It really seems to capture bird hunting and life in the deep south in the early 1900's. It includes some humor, some sadness, some life lessons. I would recommend it, especially to dog folks.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7806
Reviewed: 2014-01-30
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Brag Dog and Other Stories -- The Best of Vereen Bell Book

Limited hardcover edition complete with slipcase

Brag Dog and Other Stories -- The Best of Vereen Bell Book
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    Copyright 2000, 244 pages, hardcover with slipcase, black and white photos and illustrations, Limited Edition

    Vereen Bell was a promising young author with three books and dozens of articles to his credit when he was killed in the Second Battle of the Philippines in World War II at the age of 33. Had he lived, he undoubtedly would have been discussed in the same breath with sporting writers such as Rutledge and Babcock. His best stories were about bird dogs and quail hunting, and many appeared in the leading magazines of the day, such as the Saturday Evening Post and Collier's.

    The title story of this collection, Brag Dog, has been included in several anthologies of the best dog stories in the last 50 years. This edition also includes his wonderful novella, Two of a Kind, about an emerging dog trainer on the field trial circuit in the 1930s, and a host of short stories about dogs, quail hunting, and adventures afield. Many of these stories have never been in book form before and offer some excellent reading. His writing is one of the true hidden gems left in sporting writing.

    This special limited edition is slipcased and bound in fine cloth, and features the etchings and dry-points of Marguerite Kirmse, one of the most famous dog illustrators of the century. Edited by Darren Brown.

    Table of Contents
  • Publisher's Preface
  • Introduction
  • Brag Dog
  • The Gopher Dog
  • Come Back Tuesday
  • Mortgage on a Dog
  • The Sometimes Dog
  • The Hunting Fool
  • A Dog for a Man
  • Sis
  • Field Trial
  • Trouble's Child
  • The Sound of Geese
  • Jumping Horse Man
  • Trial by Marriage
  • Prairie Dogs
  • One Man's Dogs
  • About the Artist

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