Trophies of the Heart

Trophies of the Heart

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Trophies of the Heart is the culmination of the most moving, memorable, and heartfelt hunting stories from the career of one of North America's greatest big game hunters. Thornberry takes us on hunts for the whole range of game the North American continent; however, the focus is on the hunts that had the greatest emotional impact because the greatest trophies of all are the memories that one keeps forever. Trophies of the Heart covers everything from his son's first hunt, to zany and wild stories of taking hunters out to guide. In the tradition of Peter Capstick's stories of the hunting world of Africa, Thornberry has a unique ability to give the reader insights into the hows and whys of big game hunting, while relating all of this in short story more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 186.7 x 261.1 x 24.9mm | 846g
  • Derrydale Press
  • Missoula, United States
  • English
  • 1586670123
  • 9781586670122

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This is Russ at his storytelling best, delivering anecdotes from a lifetime of rich adventure afield. -- Mike Handley Buckmasters In Thornberry's life there has never been an average day in the wilds. The bizarre and unexpected follow him on every outing. And in the end, he says, the ultimate trophies of the hunt are not the animals themselves, but the memories one keeps in his heart. This, also, is a book that belongs on the true hunter's bookshelf. -- Pat Robertson State, (Columbia, Sc) Russell Thornberry tells his trophy tales with relish, looking back on his days as a guide with a warm glow. The accounts, ranging in tone from humorous to spine-tingling, are arranged in five sections: The Antlered Giants, Bears and Scares, Hunting in Thin Air, The Life and Times of an Alberta Whitetail Guide, and One on One with Whitetails. -- Jesse Cryderman Alloutdoors.Com This is certainly the best book of its kind that I've ever read. It is an absolute must for anyone who enjoys sitting near a campfire or lounging in a hunting lodge and listening to the inevitable hunting stories. -- Royce Armstrong Jazz History Online These are campfire stories of the best kind, told honestly and with all the juicy details. This book is an excellent one to pick up from time to time, reading just a chapter here and there. But be prepared, after the first couple chapters, you may just have to polish the whole thing off in one, fireside-armchair sitting. American Hunter One thing that you should get from reading Russell Thornberry's Trophies of the Heart and that is, "when it comes to hunting, the ultimate trophies aren't the animals, but the memories one keeps in one's heart." -- Ed Noonan The Daily Gazette This book is from the gut... The author focused on the hunts that had the greatest emotional impact on him and produced the ultimate trophies: lasting memories. Tnn Outdoorsshow more

About Russell Thornberry

Russell Thornberry lives in Wetumpka, Alabama, near Montgomery, where he is the editor of Buckmasters Magazine. He is also the author of Derrydale's Hunting the Canadian more

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