Someone of value: a biography of Robert Ruark

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Trophy Room Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
Through ten major novels & thousands of newspaper columns, Robert Ruark was known to millions around the world. In his relatively short lifetime, Ruark grew from "the old man's boy" to become a warrior, a columnist, one of America's best investigative reporters, & a big game hunter. After Ruark's premature death (his greatest pleasures in life were drinking & making love & he couldn't give up drinking) his popular novels were often reprinted. But his newspaper columns which so often & so accurately predicted what would happen in Africa when European powers engineered independence for their colonies, were completely overlooked. Simply he said "that when you change a man's way of life, you had better have something of value with which to replace it." Robert Ruark, a belt level journalist, a man always living at risk, told his readers that there would be no simple solutions when the winds of change swept through Africa & the world. Hugh Foster, former director of the World Bank spent hundreds of hours researching Ruark's life & works. He has aptly called this not forgotten visionary SOMEONE OF VALUE. This is the first ever biography of Robert Ruark, a must-have, must-read book. Limited Edition. Trophy Room Books, Box 3041, Agoura, CA 91301. Telephone: 818-889-2469. FAX: 818-889-4849.

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