Ernest Hemingway admirers will certainly be interested in this pictorial biography of his life, interests, and travels. (Book News
A handsome collection of 350 photos culled in part from the family archives reveals both the ordinary, everyday world as well as the spectacular arc of exploits that created the legend of Ernest Hemingway, the great American author who committed suicide in 1961. Deep-sea fisherman, big-game hunter, boxer, soldier, adventurer, family man (co-author Mariel is his granddaughter), Hemingway was one of the literary world's most iconic figures, and this fascinating tribute gives readers an inside look at the man whose fabled achievements extended far beyond the printed page. (Neil Pond American Profile
Vejdovsky takes readers on a guided tour of the literary legend's life and career via this remarkable collection of candid snapshots.... Images of a young Hemingway dressed as a girl and a copy of an article that appeared in his hometown paper that praised his bravery in combat during WWI for wounds he never received are just a few of the artifacts included. Arranged chronologically, readers are able to walk through the writer's life, gaining greater insight into Ernest Hemingway as a man as well as a writer. (Publishers Weekly Web Exclusive
Hemingway's star has risen again and for those who love Papa, here's a trip through his colourful life, from America to Europe and its battlefields and Paris, Africa and its hunts, the Caribbean and its fishing, as well as his books, his women, his journalism and his lust for life. Heckuva book. (Bill Robertson Saskatoon Star Phoenix
[The book] is a treat, especially if you're an admirer of this great American novelist and short-story writer. (Canadian Jewish News
This handsome coffee-table book filled with photographs of its subject is arranged thematically rather than chronologically. The themes...reflect those that Hemingway himself turned to in his books: war, bullfighting, hunting, women, and his travels. This thematic style doesn't detract from the beauty and enlightening nature of the photographs.... Most of the photographs have been published before, but others will be a new treat to those familiar with his life and work. New and veteran Hemingway fans will definitely enjoy this book. A good complement, of course, for anyone reading Hemingway's works. (Sharon Britton, Bowling Green State Univ. Lib., Hu Library Journal
A must get for any fans of the man, writer and legend! (Barry Levine National Enquirer
Personally, I've never been a big Hemingway fan; nevertheless, the informative text and candid photos in this book succeeded in making even me feel connected to the man. Learning about--and seeing--his domineering mother and Puritanical, repressed father, for example, helped me understand why he grew into the person he became. And his childhood idolization of Teddy Roosevelt certainly explains a lot about him, too! Devotees of Hemingway will undoubtedly appreciate the treasure trove of previously unseen photos in this engaging tribute to an American literary icon. (Corey Michael Dalton Saturday Evening Post
Ernest Hemingway admirers will certainly be interested in this pictorial biography of his life, interests, and travels. (Reference and Research Books News
Mariel Hemingway is an author and actress best known for her role in Woody Allen's 1979 film Manhattan. She grew up in Ketchum, Idaho, where her paternal grandfather spent a great deal of time as a sportsman and writer and where he is buried.
Boris Vejdovsky is an associate professor at the University of Lausanne, where he teaches courses in American literature and culture. He has been a member of the Hemingway Society since 2004 and organized a July 2010 international conference about the figure of "Papa Hemingway," which gathered 250 writers and enthusiasts.