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Bruin, the Grand Bear Hunt
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...peecaries--for they were now secure from the attacks of the latter, whereas they were not only within reach of the former, but in the very place to which the ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com
(first published 1861)
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Ok. There are a few things about this book I liked and disliked. Here are the few that I narrowed down to explain on this website. I liked the idea of incorporating the zoological studies of bears and other animal types in their environments. I also enjoyed hearing the various hunting techniques for bears around the world. These techniques are what kept me interested throughout the book; otherwise, it was a bit dull. The author did attempt humor at each bear hunt through the expense of the guide ...more
"Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.