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Friday, December 6, 2013

Outdoor Nonfiction Gets Five-Star Rave

Title: A Season on the Allegheny
Author: Robert T. Hilliard
Author's Website: http://www.facebook.com/ASeasonontheAllegheny
Genre: Non-Fiction, Outdoors
ISBN-13: 978-1475201161
Reviewer's Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Amazon Page for A Season on the Allegheny :
http://www.amazon.com/Season-Allegheny-Robert-T-Hilliard/dp/1475201168/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Reviewed by Richard Harris, originally for Amazon
 

This book is written in an uninhibited style that rings true and authentic. There is no pretense or unnecessary drama. No feeling that the author is trying to impress or persuade. He simply invites you to share his experiences and thoughts while deftly weaving his hunting adventures with his interest in conservation and history. Thankfully, this book is not a vehicle to push a certain agenda or philosophy, but presents enough information for you to contemplate these issues and come to your own conclusions. And just when the issues start to get a little heavy, the hunt is on and you are along for the ride.

The hunting adventures are my favorite part of this book and always left me wishing there were a few more pages left to read. It's refreshing that the author doesn't define a successful hunt by the game that was taken, but rather by the experience itself. "A Season on the Allegheny" manages to capture the suspense, challenge, and thrill of hunting regardless of the outcome in a writing style that is both competent and compelling. In many ways the issues and almost spiritual connection with nature resonate with me most. I find myself thinking of hunting and conservation in a different way, while at the same time deeply inspired to spend more time in the mountains. If the author's goal was to entertain, educate, and inspire, he definitely succeeded with this effort.

About the Author: Robert Hilliard has written numerous feature articles for magazines such as Upland Almanac, Pennsylvania Wildlife, Pittsburgh History Magazine, ESPNOutdoors.com, Ohio Game and Fish, and Pennsylvania Game and Fish. Hilliard was also a contributing author for the 2000 book Rivers of Destiny. 
Follow Rob on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ASeasonontheAllegheny , Google+ at plus.google.com/+RobertHilliard , or on Twitter @RobHilliard_66


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