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The Wild Host The History and Meaning of the Hunt

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by Rupert Isaacson

A beautifully illustrated history of hunting; a meditation on the meaning of hunting spiritually and culturally; and a very personal hunting account. Destined to be controversial, Rupert Isaacson justifies and celebrates hunting while acknowledging the realities of a modern world of heightened compassion.

Author bio

Rupert Isaacson lives in Austin, Texas. He is well-known to the foxhunting community through his regularly featured hunting articles in Hunting and Country Illustrated magazines published in the UK. He is a full time travel and environmental writer specializing in Africa.

Reviews for The Wild Host: The History and Meaning of the Hunt

"A master wordsmith, with skill crafted from years of magazine writing, Isaacson is an articulate and eloquent guide through the ages and the mysteries of the hunt."—The Fauquier Times- Democrat

"Isaacson manages to educate the reader without droning on like a schoolmarm or imposing his views like a fanatic. Instead, Wild Host is a joy to read. Isaacson is a master wordsmith, an articulate and eloquent guide who takes readers through the mysteries of the hunt.

Both words and pictures serve as the illustration to Isaacson's main philosophical thrust: "We need to hunt. We need it as a mechanism by which we stay in touch, close touch, with nature.""—Bookshelf- The Chronicle of the horse

"The Wild Host provides a personal and penetrating look at the world of foxhunting past, present, and-in a speculatory way- future."—In and Around Horse Country

"Isaacson manages to educate the reader without droning on like a schoolmarm or imposing his views like a fanatic. Instead Wild Host is a joy to read. Isaacson is a master wordsmith, an articulate and eloquent guide who takes readers through the mysteries of the hunt."—Nicole Lever, Chronicle of the Horse

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