“American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon” is an autobiography by outdoorsman Steven Rinella. The book tells the story of Rinella’s obsession with hunting the buffalo, and his journey to track one down in the wilds of America. Along the way, Rinella recounts tales of other hunters who have sought out this elusive prey, as well as his own experiences hunting all sorts of other big game animals.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for outdoorsmen and hunters who are fascinated by the buffalo and its elusive nature. Rinella’s entertaining storytelling will keep readers hooked from beginning to end.
- Rinella is a gifted storyteller, and he brings the hunters and animals they pursue to life on the page.
- The book provides an interesting look at America’s hunting history and culture.
- It’s a compelling tale of adventure and obsession that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.
- The book can be dry at times
- Rinella’s obsession with hunting the buffalo may not appeal to all readers
- The book is quite long, and some readers may find it difficult to finish
Learn more about the author
Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, conservationist, and author. He has written extensively on hunting, fishing, and wildlife management for magazines such as “Field & Stream”, “Outdoor Life”,” Petersen’s Hunting” and the “New York Times”. A regular guest on TV programs such as “The Colbert Report” and “Morning Joe”, he also hosts his own show on the Sportsman Channel called “.Rinella airs weekly episodes that offer outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see Steve in action both in the field and around a campfire engaging in candid conversation with some of America’s most accomplished hunters.” Rinella was born in Media, Pennsylvania and raised in rural Michigan.
“I am not a hunter, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Rinella has the ability to bring his reader into the mind of a hunter and makes you understand their obsession. This is an excellent non-fiction read.”
“This book was great! I could not put it down. It is well written and the author’s passion for hunting comes through on every page. If you are a hunter, or just interested in learning about hunting, this is a must-read.”
“If you love hunting and the outdoors, or if you are just interested in a well-written look at both, American Buffalo is a must read. Steve Rinella’s knowledge of outdoor lore and his passion for sharing it with the reader comes shining through on every page. This book will have you laughing out loud one minute then turning the pages faster to see what happens next.”
“This is an excellent book about hunting and the wildlife we pursue. It’s well written, interesting, and chock-full of information on American buffalo (bison) as well as pronghorn, elk, deer, sheep, bears etc. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in hunting big game or simply learning more about our Wildlife Heritage.”