- Books

The Killers #2019

The Killers Even if readers don t speak a word of cluck bird enthusiasts and animal lovers are bound to be captivated by Whitehackle a fighting rooster and Ishmael a female Cooper s hawk turned chicken thief

  • Title: The Killers
  • Author: Daniel P. Mannix
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Killers By Daniel P. Mannix, Even if readers don t speak a word of cluck, bird enthusiasts and animal lovers are bound to be captivated by Whitehackle, a fighting rooster, and Ishmael, a female Cooper s hawk turned chicken thief, as they embark on a life long duel for dominance Daniel P Mannix dramatizes the story by filling it with realistic detail and amazing revelations of the animal psyche His seEven if readers don t speak a word of cluck, bird enthusiasts and animal lovers are bound to be captivated by Whitehackle, a fighting rooster, and Ishmael, a female Cooper s hawk turned chicken thief, as they embark on a life long duel for dominance Daniel P Mannix dramatizes the story by filling it with realistic detail and amazing revelations of the animal psyche His setting, a traditional farm deep in the Pennsylvania Dutch country, is an authentic background for the struggle between two of nature s born enemies.Whitehackle, the tactician, is a superb, brilliantly colored fighting cock trained with attention to diet and exercise than an Olympic athlete who is unexpectedly turned loose after his first cockfight and who finds his own way to the country where he becomes the pride of the farm and lord of the barnyard His enemy is a female Cooper s hawk, Ishmael, the strategist, flying free among the woods and fields of the rich countryside and determined to dine on birds and other barnyard beasts under Whitehackles protection.In one dramatic chapter after another, Daniel Mannix describes the growth, maturity and way of life of these two powerful birds as each meets and surmounts life s challenges At the peak of their development, skills honed and sharpened, they meet in a final confrontation.The turn of the seasons, and nature s own harsh laws of survival, have never been vividly portrayed Beside its unusual picture of the lives and habits of birds, including fascinating observations of domestic chickens, peacocks, and ducks , the story captures the flavor of a rural world fast disappearing in America.

    • UNLIMITED AUDIOBOOK ¼ The Killers - by Daniel P. Mannix
      106 Daniel P. Mannix
    • thumbnail Title: UNLIMITED AUDIOBOOK ¼ The Killers - by Daniel P. Mannix
      Posted by:Daniel P. Mannix
      Published :2019-09-21T03:02:47+00:00

    1 thought on “The Killers

    1. This was an amazing book that described the lives of both a fighting cock, and a hunting hawk It went into great detail to describe the intracies of the barnyard chickens and the predatory Cooper s hawk The book does not take sides to show either as right or wrong, but goes to show daily struggle of each to stay alive.The rooster is a game cock specifically bred for the sport of fighting, and that is one of the interesting portions He escapes the ring and takes up life in a farmyard, where he i [...]

    2. This one caught my eye because it was written by the author of the Fox and the Hound which I admit I have never read, but it was a favorite movie of mine when I was little While it is technically a work of fiction, this is really a natural history of the domestic rooster and the Cooper s hawk It follows the life of a fighting cock and a female hawk over the course of a few years, where their lives intersect on a few occasions Anthropomorphizing is kept to a bare minimum Mannix really is just gi [...]

    3. Thanks to a group of librarians on Facebook, I was able to find this book that I first read in the early 1970s I ve looked for it on and off since then, fearing that my memory of the book was going to be better than the book itself But that turned out not to be true Mannix does a remarkable job of blending natural history, animal husbandry, and a simple farming life into a story of two fighting birds, quite different from one another, from birth through the first few years of their lives You are [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *