The Wild Host : The History and Meaning of the Hunt
A beautifully illustrated history of hunting; a meditation on the meaning of hunting spiritually and culturally; and a very personal hunting account. Destined to be controversial, Rupert Isaacson justifies and celebrates hunting while acknowledging the realities of a modern world of heightened compassion.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 195.6 x 254 x 29.2mm | 1,283.68g
- 01 Apr 2002
- Derrydale Press
- Missoula, United States
- Revised ed.
Isaacson manages to educate the reader without droning on like a schoolmarm or imposing his views like a fanatic. Instead Wild Host is a joy to read. Isaacson is a master wordsmith, an articulate and eloquent guide who takes readers through the mysteries of the hunt. -- Nicole Lever The Chronicle Of The Horse The Wild Host provides a personal and penetrating look at the world of foxhunting past, present, and-in a speculatory way- future. In and Around Horse Country Isaacson manages to educate the reader without droning on like a schoolmarm or imposing his views like a fanatic. Instead, Wild Host is a joy to read. Isaacson is a master wordsmith, an articulate and eloquent guide who takes readers through the mysteries of the hunt. Both words and pictures serve as the illustration to Isaacson's main philosophical thrust: "We need to hunt. We need it as a mechanism by which we stay in touch, close touch, with nature." The Chronicle Of The Horse A master wordsmith, with skill crafted from years of magazine writing, Isaacson is an articulate and eloquent guide through the ages and the mysteries of the hunt. The Fauquier Times- Democrat
About Rupert Isaacson
Rupert Isaacson lives in Austin, Texas. He is well-known to the foxhunting community through his regularly featured hunting articles in Hunting and Country Illustrated magazines published in the UK. He is a full time travel and environmental writer specializing in Africa.