Robert Ruark - Author

While waiting for the final thaw, check out this late author and his books, especially relating his experiences in Africa on safaris. FYI


After you read RR’s books, it is worth reading his biography “Someone of Value” as well.

Robert Ruark is a great author, much more than “a poor man’s Hemmingway” that some people claim him to me. Granted, much of his life mirrored things in Hemmingway’s life, but Africa had a much deeper impact on Ruark than Hemmingway. Many people love to draw the parallels between Hemmingway’s Green Hills of Africa and Ruark’s Horn of the Hunter. Ruark took much flack for some of his later writings on the political situation in Africa, many times being called a racist (and that was during a time when racist had a much deeper meaning than it has when it is used today), but time has proved him right. FYI, I have started reading stories from The Old Man and the Boy and The Old Man’s Boy Grows Older to my 5 year old.

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