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Willie Robertson The American Fisherman

November 28, 20169 min
American history is one incredible fishing tale . . . An essential book for everyone who loves casting a line into our nation’s waters, The American Fisherman, by outdoorsman Willie Robertson (CEO of Duck Commander and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty) and bestselling historian William Doyle, reveals that in the U.S.A., fishing is far more than a pastime—it has shaped our past and defined our character in remarkable ways. This generously illustrated celebration of fish, anglers, and our country’s treasured wild places traces fishing’s astonishing impact on the United States and its people, from the nation’s settlement and founding to its economic growth and even our creativity and faith. Native Americans were the continent’s first master anglers, and they incorporated fish into their spiritual beliefs and legends. When the Vikings, the earliest European visitors, arrived, they were drawn across the Atlantic Ocean by the bountiful fishing grounds of North America’s East Coast. During the co

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