Bring 'em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck

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Texas Tech University Press, May 1, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 248 pages
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“Picture a cross between Clark Gable and that excitable Australian fellow who frolics with alligators on cable TV, and you get something of a picture of Frank Buck.” —San Antonio Express-News. “Fans remember [Buck] as a devoted conservationist—Buck fretted often about the survival of rare species—and intrepid adventurer, whose deeds in Sumatra, Borneo, India and the Philippines wowed folks at home.” —Newsday. “Good, old-fashioned, movie-serial-type adventures in wild, exotic settings.” —Dallas Morning News. “All in all, this is an extremely entertaining book, illustrating a different time and written in a way that brings that time to life.” —Choice. “That this hardy Texan’s celebrity was earned is made evident in a new version of Bring ‘Em Back Alive, . . . a compilation of exciting and often chilling first-person adventures.” —East Texas Historical Association Journal. Frank Buck spent his life capturing alive every kind of animal, from birds to snakes to elephants. The intrepid Texas animal collector and jungle adventurer enthralled generations of readers and moviegoers with the stories of danger and daring collected here.
  

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User Review  - MsMixte - LibraryThing

A very interesting read by a man who made his living collecting animals for zoos. He was one of those larger-than-life characters, who had married young, won big money in a poker games, traveled to ... Read full review

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I loved this book as a child. I still have the old book. These are adventures set in the wild during a time when most of these animals were way more exotic than during this time of fast information ... Read full review

Contents

TAPIR ON A RAMPAGE
3
GIANT JUNGLE MAN
12
JUNGLE LAUNDRESS
31
CHIPS LENDS A HAND
40
MANEATER
50
BABY BOO
69
MONKEY MOTHERS
80
ELEPHANT TEMPER
94
THE PATSY
150
CHAPTER XIII KILLER OF KILLERS
162
A BEAR IN TIME
177
SPITTING COBRA
186
ANIMAL MAGIC
195
COILED LIGHTNING
207
CHAPTER XVIII TERRIBLE TUSKS
219
STRIPED DEMON
229

MONKEY MISCHIEF
113
LOOSE ON BOARD
124
KING COBRA
137

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About the author (2006)

\A Frank Buck fan from boyhood, Steven Lehrer is associate professor of radiation oncology at Mount Sanai School of Medicine.

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