The Autobiography of Dr. James Alexander Henshall:
The Father of Bass Fishing in America (2nd Edition)
Clyde E. Drury
Revised 10th Anniversary 2nd Edition • Trade Paperback 9" x 6" 274 Pages, 54 Original B&W Illustrations, Index
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ten years ago, or the first time ever in book form, the Whitefish Press published the autobiography of one the most important people in the history of fishing history -- Dr. James Henshall. Originally published in serialized form between 1919-1921, Dr. Henshall passed away before his memoirs were printed for the masses.
In this revised and updated 2nd edition published to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of this book, you will discover, in Henshall's eminently readable prose, the story of American fishing as told by one of the men who crafted the sport.
From his humble beginnings in Baltimore, to his career as a printer in Cincinnati, his medical schooling, his fascinating role in the American Civil War in Kentucky, how he originated bass fishing in America, became one of the most important conservationists and fish culturists in our nation's history, and his amazing account of his trip to Europe in the late 1880s, you will get a tour of American fishing history in its formative stage with Dr. Henshall as your guide.
Tackle collectors and fishing historians will find an amazing wealth of information on our outdoor heritage in this work. An absolute must for anyone who purchased one of the 400,000 copies of the Book of the Black Bass sold by B.A.S.S. over the years. Complete with all of the original images. It is edited and has an introduction by noted bass historian and Henshall expert Clyde E. Drury and comes complete with 57 explanatory and detailed footnotes to explain obscure references in the text, this work is a can't miss for anyone interested in bass fishing, fishing history, or collecting.
Includes a new epilogue by Dr. Todd Larson explaining in detail the sad story of why Dr. Henshall's magnum opus never made it into print.