Someone of Value (Robert Ruark) – Hugh Foster
2001 CA 316pp., 43 illustrations, bibliography. Through ten major books and thousands of newspaper columns Bob Ruark was known to millions around the world. He grew from “the old man’s boy” to become a warrior, columnist, novelist, one of America’s best investigative reporters and A BIG GAME HUNTER. He said, “There are worse memorials to a great life than a book or a tusk.” He had predicted what would happen when European powers engineered independence for their colonies. A big game hunter, belt-level reporter and a man who preferred to live at risk, Ruark saw Africa best when he was hidden away in some part of it on a big game hunt. An informative, insightful and exciting biography.