The Old Man and the Boy

The Old Man and the Boy

novel, originally published in Field & Stream, illustrationed w/line drawings by Walter Dower

Title:The Old Man and the Boy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780030279102
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    The Old Man and the Boy Reviews

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of Robert Ruark's writing, at least his "outdoor writing". For many years Mr. Ruark wrote a column in Field and Stream Magazine...The Old Man and the Boy, Mr....

  • Dan Moore

    For me this book is a classic and a must read. It's one of a few books that I routinely give away, not as a gift but just because "You haven't read it?! Here, take this home."Robert Ruark story of gro...

  • Cindy

    While this is a book for men about being a man, I think in today's world it is women who ought to be reading it. Ruark recounts the profound affect his grandfather had in raising him to be a real man....

  • Jim

    This is a series of tales, hopefully true, which were originally published in a sporting magazine. The writer (the titular boy) lovingly relates the wisdom passed on to him by his enate grandfather (t...

  • T. J.

    My father read me this book when I was a child and I have probably read it four or five times my self. It has an endearing quality that very few other books have. It is a book filled with love; it is ...

  • Kyle

    There were days, now long gone and never to come again, when a boy grew up in a world full of adventure. A world in which a mentor would guide him, show him, teach, and where he could come and go, whe...

  • Mike

    This is one of those books remembered from childhood. It was before I knew that Robert Ruark was one of those 1950s era depressed, macho-man drunks in the style of Hemingway. But he is a better writer...

  • Jan

    The home spun philosophy delivered while learning to hunt and fish is priceless and ageless. The relationship between grandfather and grandson is pure southern and worth a read. Don't get discouraged ...

  • 2patnt

    This is my absolutely favorite book. I first read it when I was about 13 and have read it every couple of years since. It is extremely well written and will engage you from the first word to the last....

  • Sunshine

    The nostalgia of this book ebbs from every page. Ruark's memoir transports readers back to his childhood in North Carolina. The Old Man in his life imparts various pieces of knowledge and experience t...