In celebration of LSUP’s 80th anniversary the staff selected 80 of our most memorable titles. Adding to our “Around the Press in 80 Books” blog series, Associate Financial Operations Manager Leslie Green writes about Game Warden.
When you grow up in a state whose tourism tagline is “Sportsman’s Paradise” it is not unusual to have a few hunters and fishers in the family. In fact, both of my parents grew up in North Louisiana and Arkansas hunting and fishing and they raised my brothers and me to enjoy those activities. I never really took to the hunting but I love to fish, both in the coastal marshes and in the inland waterways, wading, from a motorboat, or in a canoe or pirogue.
My parents have given LSU Press books as gifts ever since I started working here. Some years it is a little more challenging to find a book for my uncle who lives in his retirement on a ranch in rural Northern Arkansas. But the year this book came out, my father knew he had a winner.
My father’s college roommate, Aubrey Shepherd, is also an avid sportsman and he eventually became an outdoor newspaper man, like Jerald Horst. My dad often made the outdoors column in the Arkansas Gazette when he and Aubrey met up to go fishing or hunting. Guess who also got a copy of this book that year.
Buy your copy of Game Warden this year. Makes a great gift!
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