The Last of the Savages

Author: Jay McInerney

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763234

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6198


From the bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Their Past, Their Performance and Their Prospects

Author: David Hancock

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797631X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 5147


This book is about gundogs, those ever-willing companions of both sportsmen and discerning dog owners. Gundogs is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a celebration of the gundog's contribution to the sporting and companion dog scene, an examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Painstakingly researched, it covers the well-known recognized breeds and the more obscure ones from overseas, some quite unknown to the British public.David Hancock's earlier books have been highly praised, as have his many articles in sporting magazine in the last thirty years. When reviewing one of his previous books, the revered writer on sporting dogs, the late Brian Plummer, described it as a 'masterpiece'. Reviewing his Sporting Terriers, Dogs in Canada magazine stated that it 'has the quality of a classic'. A reviewer of his last book, Sighthounds, stated that 'Hancock's work provokes thinking in the reader the way a good discussion stimulates and refreshes our minds.' A Canadian reviewer of another of his books gave the view that David Hancock is 'perhaps the most important living writer about dogs.' A comprehensive survey of the gundog's origins, its role and its future, Gundogs is essential reading for all those with an interest in these loyal dogs, especially gundog and country sport enthusiasts. Meticiously researched and packed with information it covers the well-known recognized breeds as well as more obscure ones. Superbly illustrated with 360 colour and black & white photographs. David Hancock has studied dogs for over half a century and is a past winner of the Dog Writers Association of America.

Sporting Review

A Monthly Chronicle of the Turf, the Chase, and Rural Sports in All Their Varieties

Author: " "Craven

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horsemanship

Page: N.A

View: 8276



The Field Gordon Setter

The Black and Tan Bombshell

Author: Suzanne Sorby,Norman Sorby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781413491814

Category: Pets

Page: 505

View: 4066


This book will tell you what you always wanted to know about Gordon Setters (but didn't know who to ask). Written by two people who have spent nearly thirty years with Gordons, the most important questions of how to select, care for and train your Gordon Setter are covered. The first Chapter covers all-important question "To Buy, or Not To Buy, a Gordon Setter". There is a total of 26 chapters the contents cover subjects ranging between the usual (Brief History of the Gordon Setter; Selecting and Caring for Your New Puppy) the unusual (Shipping Domestic and International; Canine Social Behavior) and the desperately needed (Order of Priorities in Developing a Gordon Setter; and Field Training from starting baby puppies to breaking senior dogs). The book covers not only "how to", but also "why to", and is designed for use by both novice and experienced Gordon owners.