Keys To The Kingdom Jack OConnor

ISBN: 9781844881543

Published: April 29th 2008


224 pages


Keys To The Kingdom  by  Jack OConnor

Keys To The Kingdom by Jack OConnor
April 29th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781844881543 | 7.71 Mb

Jack OConnor was best known as a writer for Outdoor Life, magazine, where he served as Shooting Editor for 31 years.Jack OConnor taught English at the University of Arizona, and became its first journalism professor. His first love was the outdoors and writing about hunting, firearms, and the natural history of big game animals.

As the longtime firearms editor for Outdoor Life magazine, OConnor hunted and collected trophies throughout the world, and introduced millions of readers to hunting and firearms. OConnor moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1948 and he lived there until his death in 1978.OConnor was well known among shooters and hunters as a proponent of the .270 Winchester and 7x57mm Mauser (.275 Rigby) cartridges.

His knowledge of hunting and shooting was extensive, and he had a firm opinion on everything. He was one of Americas greatest hunting and gun writers of the twentieth century.Jack OConnor authored over a dozen non-fiction books including Game in the Desert The Rifle Book The Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns The Big Game of North America The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America, and Sheep and Sheep Hunting He also wrote two western novels, Conquest, and Boom Town, and the autobiography of his formative years: Horse and Buggy West: A Boyhood on the Last Frontier.According to his son Bradford, in an introduction written for the 2004 book, The Lost Classics of Jack OConnor, Jack wrote more than 1200 articles for hunting and fishing magazines, and also wrote romantic novellas and articles for Redbook, Mademoiselle, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, the literary magazine Midland, and other magazines popular in the 1930s and 1940s.Thanks to his education and teaching experience OConnors writing skills and style were far above the norm for outdoor magazines.

An OConnor story always taught the reader something about hunting, shooting, or sportsmanship. He had the ability to make the reader feel as if they were right there with him, and he usually closed a hunting story with a bit of humor or an exclamation by one of the characters, leaving the reader eager for more.

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