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A Poor Man's Hemingway

Posted by Dave Allee on


Robert Ruark was born December 29th, 1915, which means he would have been 101 years old today.  

Somewhere between the bullfights, drinking, African Safaris, best-selling books, magazine articles, and Spanish mansion, he earned the nickname "A Poor Man's Hemingway".  

Old Bob Ruark didn't dislike the nickname on bit; as he looked up to Papa greatly.  He even joked in his autobiographical essay The Man I Know Best, "most days I was just hoping to be a poor man's Ruark!

He wrote about things he knew, and he knew much because he experienced it first hand.  Happy 101st to one of the greatest, and most under-appreciated writers of the 20th Century.