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The big one
an island, an obsession, and the furious pursuit of a great fish
David Kinney

Published 2009 by Atlantic Monthly Press in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is a five-week fishing tournament, but that description doesn't really do it justice. The derby, which has been held annually since 1946, is no mere fishing contest. It is, depending on the participant, a quest, a near-religious event, a self-affirmation, or just a chance to prove you can catch the biggest fish. In this lively book, Kinney combines a first-person account of a single derby with a history of the tournament itself (and it's a distinctly checkered history, with allegations of corruption and conspiracy, not to mention a few notable fatalities). He focuses on the personalities involved: the participants in the derby, the organizers, and the residents of Martha's Vineyard, who for five weeks every year see their island turned into what amounts to a staging area for a sea battle.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
799.12
Library of Congress
SH455.2 .K56 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
276 p. :
Number of pages
276

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24389049M
Internet Archive
bigoneislandobse00kinn
ISBN 10
0802118909
ISBN 13
9780802118905
LC Control Number
2010286620
OCLC/WorldCat
259266577

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