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  1. Robert Ruark was an author and syndicated columnist.Born Robert Chester Ruark, Jr to Charlotte A Ruark and Robert C Ruark, a bookkeeper for a wholesale grocery, young Ruark attended local schools and graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina He graduated from high school at age 12 and entered the University of North Carolina at age 15 The Ruark family was deeply affected by the Depression, but despite his families financial travails, he earned a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill During World War II Ruark was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy Ruark served ten months as a gunnery officer on Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys.After the war Ruark joined the Scripps Howard Newspaper Alliance As the New York Times said, Ruark was sometimes glad, sometimes sad, and often mad but almost always provocative Some of his columns were eventually collected into two books, I Didn t Know It Was Loaded 1948 and One for the Road 1949.As he grew in notoriety, Ruark began to write fiction first for literary magazines, and then his first novel, Grenadine Etching in 1947.After he began to gain success as a writer, Ruark decided that it was time to fulfill a lifelong dream to go on safari to Africa Ruark took an entire year off and began a love affair with Africa.As a result of his first safari, Ruark wrote Horn of the Hunter, in which he detailed his hunt In 1953, Ruark began writing a column for Field Stream magazine entitled The Old Man and the Boy Considered largely autobiographical although technically fiction , this heartwarming series ran until late 1961 Ruark s first bestselling novel was published in 1955 It was entitled Something of Value and was about the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya.Sometimes belittled as the poor man s Hemingway, Ruark has nevertheless retained a loyal following among fans of nature writing Bland Simpson wrote that he produced some of the best portraiture in words of hunting, fishing and life in the field that we have Ruark died in London on July 1, 1965 most likely as a result of alcoholism Robert Ruark is buried in Palamos, Spain.Source enpedia wiki Robert_R

943 Reply to “Poor No More”

  1. I found my copy at a used bookstore going out of business, so it s an old one, the cover falling apart I love Ruark s writing, though, so it was worth reading in print it s a complete reading experience.The main character is Craig Price, and the story begins with his childhood, follows through his life journey and successes, and ends with his downfall At first, it s like a Horatio Alger story he s from very poor circumstances, but he s bright and ambitious, eager to succeed So he rises and rises [...]


  2. A epic rags to riches story that seeps with descriptions of southern culture and lifestyle, economic success and calamity, love and betrayal It es an easy read and the prose is great This book would make a great movie or TV series.


  3. A little tedious at times I was always wanting him to get back to the story 4 or 5 pages describing something I considered to be trivial was enough to make me stop reading and set aside for a time It is over 800 pages and divided into 4 books.The overt racism was also challenging for me I don t remember that era being that bad, but then again I m not from the south It also came across as the opinion of the author and not vital for the story I feel Ruark would not be someone that I would want to [...]


  4. Poor No More by Robert Ruark Henry Holt Co 1959 Fiction This is a long out of print novel that begins with a business tycoon and then explains how he grew from humble rural beginnings into his present role My rating 7 10, finished 1984.




  5. Terrific writing A story about a poor boy who grows up to have it all, or seems to, and what happens to him.


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