Robert Ruark ranks, in the minds of most discerning readers, as the finest outdoor writer ever to grace the American literary scene. Just recently discovered, the text for the book was written more than 40 years ago by Alan Ritchie, who faithfully served as Ruark's personal secretary & advisor for the last 14 years of his life. Though it covers all of Ruark's life, the book focuses primarily on the years when Ritchie was in Ruark's employ. Ritchie understood the troubled, talented writer & in his text, he leaves us a deeply moving, insightful record of his employer. The foreword is by legendary African professional hunter Harry Selby. It also features a number of photographs of Ruark.