Fishing with the Presidents: An Anecdotal History

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Stackpole Books, Jan 14, 1999 - History - 160 pages
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A richly-illustrated treasury of anecdotal lore about our fishing presidents, from Washington to Bush, this volume is packed with fascinating trivia that adds to the personality profiles of our American presidents. 111 illustrations.
 

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"All men," Herbert Hoover noted, "are equal before fish." Even presidents. Mares, former member of the Vermont House of Representatives and author of eight previous books, has written an informative ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two Angling Presidents as Angling Youths
11
Chapter Four Fishing and Escape
58
Chapter Five Fishing Politics and the Cartoonists Pen
89
Chapter Six Streamside Situation Ethics
120
Chapter Seven The People s Pen Pal
134
Chapter Eight Presidents Fishing and Swearing
156
Chapter Ten Affectations and Pretenses
194
Chapter Eleven My Favorite President
213
Bibliography
239
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Bill Mares graduated cum laude in history from Harvard and holds an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He served from 1985-1991 in the Vermont House of Representatives, is a former journalist and has written eight previous books. He teaches history at Champlain Valley Union High School in Vermont.

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