Falcon Fever A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century

By: Gallagher, Tim

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Gift quality 1st edition hardcover and original, color photo illustrated unclipped dj in new mylar has lightly bumped spine ends, tips remain sharp, 326 page text is fine. No names, tears or soil and is not a former library copy. What is so compelling about falconry? Tim Gallagher mines his lifelong obsession with falcons for an answer in this engaging volume interweaving memoir, history and travelogue. An entire subculture of the sport exists outside the mainstream of American society, consisting of obsessed individuals who still use the ancient training techniques and language of falconry. Gallagher finds that his personal story connects on many levels with that of Frederick II, the thirteenth-century Holy Roman Emperor, legendary falconer, and notorious freethinker who brought the full wrath of the medieval Church down upon his dynasty. While following in Frederick's footsteps through southern Italy, Gallagher ponders his own history as well. What salve to his spirit did falconry provide when it ignited his passion at age twelve? Beset by a turbulent childhood dominated by a brutal and violent father, Gallagher turned to this sport for emotional release. He offers us a unique glimpse into contemporary falconry, and the result is a surprisingly frank and revealing personal story.

Title: Falcon Fever A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century

Author Name: Gallagher, Tim

Illustrator: No Illustrations

Categories: SPORTS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 2008

ISBN Number: 0618805753

ISBN Number 13: 9780618805754

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 47129

Keywords: Falconry, Falconers, United States - Anecdotes, Italy, Biography, Sight Hunting, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Medieval Church, Connection with Nature, Abusive Fathers.,