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The Unforgettable Sea of Cortez: Baja California's Golden Age, 1947-1977 : The Life and Writings of Ray Cannon Hardcover – June, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Cortez Pubns; First Edition edition (June 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963218824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963218827
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #981,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Arline Curtiss on November 1, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful photos and you hold in your hand a book that can transport you, via his own words, into the inner circle of an astounding man, Ray Cannon, and the glamorous and mysterious friends he drew around him. He left Hollywood and the big-city life of the movies, where he had money and power, to take up the life of a country fisherman and a writer of essays. But he was never a country fisherman. He was an institution, living the romantic life in a wild, untamed place, among beautiful scenes and unforgettable people who did outrageous things. Great book. Wonderful company. A trip you can take over and over again.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ron Mader on August 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The California Outdoor Writers Association awarded the title "best book of the year." It's easy to see why. Kira pays homage to Ray Cannon, who wrote the bestseller The Sea of Cortez which documented the "Golden Age" for Baja. No one could have written a better tribute than Kira, a Baja afficionado whose enthusiasm and affection for the peninsula can be detected on every page. Rare photos and drawings complement the text. This is a beautiful book!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave Eadie on November 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This magnificent book covers the life of Ray Cannon,who wrote The Sea of Cortez. It is a facinating and well organized assemblege of the man's colorful life. It took me to a simpler time and a place on earth that was unspoiled. A wonderful book.
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I gave this book to my fishing addict husband for Christmas, and he has had his nose in it ever since. I have to schedule my reading of it when he is busy with something else! We also have traveled along the Baja Peninsula for many years, and recognize the places that Ray wrote about all those years ago. It has really changed, and not for the better, but you can't turn back the clock and undo the harm that commercial fishing/netting has done to the Sea of Cortez. So if you would like a little nostalgia along with the most exciting tales, fishing and otherwise, this is the book for you! Ray Cannon must have been a very colorful character, going from the Hollywood movie industry, to the isolation of the Sea of Cortez. It's full of fabulous black and white photos too. It's pricey, but well worth it. Wonderful for a special gift.
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By A Customer on September 2, 2003
Format: Hardcover
this book is filled with information from yesterday ,and is still valued in todays Baja travels.If you can find this book ,I treasure mine as a must for my Baja library.Ray Cannon was a great writer, and a true Baja explorer
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