Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology by Jeff Cooper

I just received a copy of Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology by Jeff Cooper.  It is a rather interesting read. 

Whether he is writing about tequila production, raising fighting bulls, the difference between "killer" and murderer or about his return to his wife during WWII, the book is entertaining, enlightening and a confirmation about values seemingly lost.

I have long been an admirer of Colonel Cooper.   He was an articulate spokesman for individual rights including gun ownership.  I know that back in 1980 he was the BEST and MOST articulate spokesperson we had.  I saw no other who was as accepted by the media. 

I had a friend who was also an admirer of the Colonel.  He was such an admirer that, after discovering the Colonel had a daughter, wondered at the possibility of somehow marrying her and whether or not she might be ideal wife for him.  Later, though, he acknowledged that he probably wouldn't be able to live up to her image of men.  The Colonel, he thought, was more man than he could ever be even as a Vietnam Special Forces combat veteran...

Perhaps, there was some truth in that.  It would be hard to be as well read, as well spoken, and as knowledgeable in as many things as the Colonel. 

There are other books written by and about Colonel Cooper.  I can't imagine that any of them would be a poor purchase. 

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