Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at "The End of the World"

Hemingway and Bimini: The Birth of Sport Fishing at "The End of the World"

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From the author of "Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast" comes the true story of how big-game fishing became a sport in the Bahamas in the 1930s and how writer Ernest Hemingway played a major role in its development. With the help of his friend Mike Lerner, Hemingway worked to show the world where the biggest sport fish were hanging out in the Gulf Stream and how to catch them. Hemingway and Lerner then set their sights on creating an organization - the International Game Fish Association - that would become the world's leading authority for ethical gaming rules. This nonfiction book is full of unpublished photographs from the Camelot of Big-Game Fishing in Bimini, the westernmost Bahamian island that became ground zero for eager fishermen in the 1930s. It also contains personal interviews with several Biminites with first-hand information about Hemingway's days on the island. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to fish or is interested in Ernest Hemingway. Dr. Ashley Oliphant is a Hemingway scholar, a longtime member of the Hemingway Society and a frequent contributor to the Hemingway Society's conferences and publications. Pineapple Press, 2017, 228 pages, paperback. All books will be autographed.