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Published in Prairie Naturalist 26(4): December 1994. Used by permission.


This book is a posthumous collection of essays by Al Hochbaum, compiled and edited by his son George, and is a unique blend of classic literary pose and artistry. It is colorfully illustrated with brilliant photographs by two of the best waterfowl photographers, Jack A. Barrie and Glen D. Chambers. Hochbaum's painting of a canvasback flight over Delta Marsh graces the frontispiece and several of his pen-and-ink sketches are scattered throughout. Both the foreword, by Gene Bossenmaier, and the introduction, by George Hochbaum, pay tribute to Hochbaum' s dedication to waterfowl, his immense talents, and a lifetime of accomplishment. Hans Albert Hochbaum, known by many as "Man of the Marsh," died in March 1988.