Hemingway's Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway is an enduring celebrity—a mythic writer and alpha male, he drew themes of action, adventure, and courage, from his days afield in North America, Cuba, Europe, and East Africa. As a hunter and conservationist, he drew greatly from the strong example of Theodore Roosevelt, and he much enjoyed teaching newcomers to shoot and hunt. Including short excerpts from Hemingway’s works, these stories of his guns and rifles—as well as how he acquired them and what he did with them—tell us much about "Papa" as a lifelong, expert hunter and shooter and as a man.
"If you are one of the remaining breed who loves literature, good guns, hunting, and history you will find this book a feast. The authors have balanced an appropriate amount of technicalia with good storytelling and, perhaps, a whiff of nostalgia for a time that was a bit more democratic and quirky, a time when the rich and the poor shared a vision of sport that may now be disappearing. I'm keeping this book, at least in part as a reminder of a time I can still remember." —Stephen J. Bodio's Blog (Read the full review here)
“This intriguing book is effectively a biography of Ernest Hemingway, told through his extensive collection of shotguns, rifles and pistols.
Unsurprisingly for a man who served in the First World War and was an embedded reporter during the Second World War, Hemingway’s life was one of excitement and action. The tree authors reveal Hemingway owned many guns, which in many ways defined his life and death. For example, an early anecdote informs the reader Hemingway was taught to shoot when he was just two-and-a-half years old, and was able to shot a pistol by the time he was four.
Though written for the American market, those with an interest in firearms of all types and the man himself will find much of interest within these 184 pages. There are over 100 0photographs of Hemingway, his family and his collection from various archives, including some particularly hair-raising photographs of the great author shooting cigarettes from his associates’ mouths and hands with rifles.” —Shooting GazetteBuy Hemingway's Guns Now