Bring 'em Back Alive

Bring 'em Back Alive

The Best of Frank Buck

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Timeless classics of adventure and daring for anyone who "likes to sit on the edge of his chair and gasp for breath.—New York Times, 1930In 1930, the publication of Bring ’em Back Alive, an instant best seller, made its author, Frank Buck, an international celebrity. These animal stories told by the intrepid Texas animal collector and jungle adventurer enraptured generations of boys.Buck spent his life capturing alive every kind of animal, from birds to snakes to elephants. Because there were no tranquilizer darts in those days, he learned to build traps and snares in ways that prevented injury to the animals he caught. Buck always accompanied his animals on shipboard to America to be sure they were well treated, and refused to sell to anyone who did not have an impeccable reputation for animal care.The creator of the Dallas zoo in the 1920s, Buck was a hero ranking with Lindbergh, Ruth, and Dempsey. The dashing and powerful Buck leapt easily from Simon and Schuster’s published pages to the silver screen, portraying himself in Wild Cargo and Fang and Claw. This edition, expanded and edited by Steven Lehrer, captures not only the best of Frank Buck, but also the excitement and glamour of an era and lifestyle that still hold readers spellbound.


Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780896724303
0896724301
Branch Call Number: 591.5 B8552b 2000
Characteristics: xxi, 248 p., 15 p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lehrer, Steven 1944-

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