Frank buck bring em back alive
As Long as He Needs Me by Mary VerdickThey Thought They Were Getting a Vacation. Their Marriage Might Not Survive It.
In honor of their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, Kitty and Clem Johanssen set off on whats supposed to be a dream vacation: a gracious cruise up the East Coast from New York to Montreal. But in a hectic rush to embark, Clem foolishly loses his cash to a couple of street swindlers. Unbeknownst to Kitty, the incident sets off a profound introspection of Clems weaknesses, regrets, and mortality - amplified by the sudden appearance of his old war buddy-turned-politician, T. McCollough Boyle, during a shore excursion. As Clem grows more distant throughout the trip, Kitty falls in with an attractive - and mysterious - Englishman named Toby Knight, who offers everything Clem doesnt: grace, charm and hopefulness. Now, the slowly smoldering confrontations of the last three decades - the deep-seated resentments, half-buried insecurities and burning passions - will surface in a confrontation so powerful it will test the limits of the couples love.
At once unsettling and compassionate, As Long as He Needs Me is a psychological novel of faith, memory, love and the unyielding supremacy of time.
BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE (1982) - Episode 1 "Seven Keys to Singapore, part I"
Frank Buck (animal collector)
Frank Howard Buck March 17, — March 25, was an American hunter, animal collector, and author, as well as a film actor, director, and producer. Beginning in the s he made many expeditions into Asia for the purpose of hunting and collecting exotic animals, bringing over , live specimens back to the United States and elsewhere for zoos and circuses and earning a reputation as an adventurer. He co-authored seven books chronicling or based on his expeditions, beginning with 's Bring 'Em Back Alive , which became a bestseller. Between and he starred in seven adventure films based on his exploits, most of which featured staged "fights to the death" with various wild beasts. Buck was born in Gainesville, Texas in and grew up in Dallas. He excelled at geography , at the cost of "utter failure on all the other subjects of that limited Dallas curriculum", and quit school after completing the seventh grade.
The trails along Cleburne's Buffalo Creek became his jungle paths; the rabbits and squirrels he scared up were lions and tigers. There would come a day, he knew, when he, too, would "bring 'em back alive" from exotic places. Just like Frank Buck. Buck's fame has faded, but from the early s until his death in Houston in , he was the most famous jungle adventurer and collector of wild animals in the world. In addition to his jungle exploits, he was a movie actor with Clark Gable good looks, a documentary filmmaker, the author of 10 best-selling books, a circus star and an adventurer whose personal life was as thrilling - and sometimes as dangerous - as his jungle exploits. Buck, 82, has been a Houston resident for many years.