Gentleman in the Outdoors: A Portrait of Max C. Fleischmann by Sessions S Wheeler

By Sessions S Wheeler

From DJ flap - Max Fleischmann is understood for his wealth from the family members yeast empire and his philanthropy. yet extra fascinating is the money owed of his adventures beginning with a 1906 excursion in an auxiliary crusing send to inside of six hundred miles of the North Pole, his safari into British East Africa in 1907, his rugged pack journey into the Cassiar Mountains of British Columbia in 1908 and his searching journey to the Alaskan Islands in 1909. (Description by way of http-mart)

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The saurian backed toward deeper water, and the monstrous rhinoceros was exerting all its strength to get back to shore. It was powerless to use its horns, its only weapons of defense, and you can imagine the size of that crocodile when I say that it pulled the rhinoceros out into deeper water and down-stream for a distance of over one hundred and fifty feet. Our party was on the bank watching the fight with feverish interest and sympathizing with the rhinoceros, but the rhinoceros did not win outthe battle was unequal.

He explained that to him, "gentleman" denoted the kind of person who values the earth's natural areas enough to treat them with the respect and consideration needed to preserve them. Those who have experienced the difficulties, as well as the pleasures, of the way of life in a primitive area may agree that few other environments offer a better opportunity to ascertain the character of a companion. During our fishing trips together, I learned that Max Fleischmann was a skilled an- Page xiv gler and naturalist.

Everybody takes his turn breaking trail and cooking over the campfire in the outdoors. The trips the author took with Max Fleischmann reveal a man of spirit, kindliness, and wisdom. As a reader it made me wish I had been with the Major and Wheeler on at least one outing. There were others during this period who gave their time and talents to the betterment of the state, including my Page x friend Judge Clark J. Guild. The author includes them in this memorable book about one of Nevada's greatest benefactors, Major Max C.

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