Collected from his "Traditions" column for Canoe and Kayak Magazine, From a Wooden Canoe pays tribute to the trusty hunting jackets that never seem to wear out, the sharpened pocket knives that men wear like badges, and the union suits they'll take to the grave. Dennis even dedicates a chapter to the unquestionable brilliance of duct tape. The atmosphere here is rustic do-it-yourself, memorializing a time when coated nylon was a fad and canvas was the standard. If you get misty for all that is well built and steeped in tradition, reading Jerry Dennis will be more like settling back down in front of the wood stove--a welcome respite from the chill of modern life. --Ben Tiffany --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this book quickly while commuting to and from work. I've taken several canoe trips in my life, some even in canvas and wood canoes. Read morePublished on July 12 2001 by Frederick Hayek
The publisher takes a political liberty of reader consent to print this book without reviewing the "knee deep only" dimensions of the topics, the slight current reader... Read morePublished on June 3 2001
I would mostly rather paddle than read about paddling, but when I can't, I like to read someone who can make pictures appear in my head. Read morePublished on May 13 1999 by Darren Bush
How does he do it? Jerry Dennis goes beyond the outward appearance of an object and explores far deeper realms, conjuring up the romance and resonance of pocketknives, tents... Read morePublished on May 13 1999