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"Accounts of being pulled into the water by a spotted eagle stingray, working alongside migrant labors in the Pacific Northwest, capsizing and being saved just before dark while hunting in Florida marshes, and turning to drug smugglers to tow him to safety after running into a squall off of Florida's coast, among other "close calls," makes Escaping into Nature an easy way to escape into a good book. [T]his book is recommended to fellow "sportspeople" and outdoor enthusiasts who will find Reiger's stories enjoyable and relatable. This book is also of interest to those curious about the history of the historian and his work. Such personal narratives of historians are a welcome contribution, for they give critical scholars a clearer picture of how historical narratives have been discovered and constructed." -- Adam Berg, Journal of Sport History

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