When Zane Grey went fishing he did not grab a rod and head off to the river for a couple of hours; or even swan off to the seaside for a fortnight. He thought in terms of expeditions lasting weeks or months, planned in the manner of military campaigns. When he went after steelhead on the Rogue River in Oregon, he set up a small tented village for himself and his party, and fished most of the season. When he went big game fishing he would buy a boat which was more like a cruise liner, and bid his wife farewell until next year. And when he came back he would produce a book - not a slim, discursive volume of ironic impressions, but a big, solid slab of a book, pure Zane Grey. When truly inspired by an encounter, he has no equal in communicating excitement. This anthology is the cream of Zane Grey, compiled from seven of his great 'Outdoor' books: Tales of Fishes (1919), Tales of Southern Rivers (1924), Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas (1925), Tales of the Angler's El Dorado (1926), Tales of Swordfish and Tuna (1927), Tales of Fresh-water Fishing (1928), and Tales of Tahitian Waters (1931).