Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
Gene Hill studied at Harvard University.
(This is a book of brilliantly written observations, refle...)
This is a book of brilliantly written observations, reflections and anecdotes about the joys and woes of the life of the American sportsman and his family. The scope of "A Hunter's Fireside Book" is unusual. It deals with little things, like moles, owls and puppies. It also touches on some of the big and important moments in an outdoorsman's life.
(This book is about hunting and fishing, but its more than...)
This book is about hunting and fishing, but its more than that. Its about the animals and objects, the people, the attitudes and emotions, that make hunting and fishing important. Readers will identify themselves and friends in the delightful pages.
(This book will be read and enjoyed by anyone, who loves t...)
This book will be read and enjoyed by anyone, who loves the out-of-doors and particularly by those, who appreciate the beauty of America's waterfowl and upland birds.
(Gene Hill presents the experiences and judgement of a wor...)
Gene Hill presents the experiences and judgement of a world-class shotgunner. His advice and recollections on a lifetime of wingshooting rank this book as one of the all-time best works on shotgunning.
Gene Hill graduated from Harvard University.
During World War II, Hill served in Okinawa. In his early career, from 1958 to 1965, Gene worked as an advertising copywriter at Doyle Dane Bernbach company (present-day DDB Worldwide) in New York City. Later, he joined the J. Walter Thompson Agency as its creative director, a position he had held until 1973, turning to outdoor writing thereafter. For most of his life, Hill lived in the New York area.
During his lifetime, he also contributed his works to such magazines, as "Guns and Ammo" and "Sports Afield". Moreover, he acted as an associate editor and columnist for Field and Stream magazine.
(This book will be read and enjoyed by anyone, who loves t...)1978
(This is a book of brilliantly written observations, refle...)1972
(This classic collection of stories from well-loved author...)1983
(This book describes the author's experiences as a hunter ...)1985
(The author portrays his most memorable hunting dogs and r...)1981
(Gene Hill presents the experiences and judgement of a wor...)1989
(This book is about hunting and fishing, but its more than...)1975
"And what will we take from November? To some of us, the pheasants will seem smarter, the quail and grouse faster, the ducks a little higher than we remember. It is not important that we do especially well; it is important only that we went."
"You know what the ideal dove gun for any-given day is? Your other gun — the one you left at home."
"Our greatest trophies are not things, but times."
"If in a single day we smell coffee, dawn, gun oil, powder, a wet dog, woodsmoke, bourbon, and the promise of a west wind for a fair tomorrow — and it’s possible for us to reek "happy"— that’s just what we will do."
"Good fires make good friends."
Hill was an avid sportsman, who brought his readers articles about outdoor activities, particularly bird hunting and fly fishing. He often wrote about his love for dogs as well.
Quotes from others about the person
“"Gene Hill writes for the classic "Everyman" and every man finds something in his writing, that is personally meaningful. He saw something in a little thing — a broken dog lead or an empty shotgun shell — the rest of us missed. And he told us about it as only he could do, and we knew something more about what happened and about ourselves, too." — Jim Rikhoff, an author”
Gene was married to Cathy Lee Hill. Their marriage produced two daughters — Patricia Comly and Jennifer Hill. Also, he had two grandsons.