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The Goshawk by T. H. White

The Goshawk (1951)

by T. H. White

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Very fun book. Autobiographical bit about the author training a Goshawk, probably for his own experience to aid in writing The Once and Future King with it's falconry and such. ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
Power over. But who really holds the power? An amble through the forest of falconry by a master, this book is also an exploration of control and self control. "It is a tonic for the less forthright savagery of the human heart." ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Attilae Hunnorum Regi hominum

trucelentissimo, qui flagellum Dei

dictus fuit, ita placuit Astur, ut in

insigni, galea, & pileo eum coron-

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When I first saw him he was a round thing like a clothes basket covered with sacking.
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The Goshawk chronicles a concentrated duel between the author and a great hawk. It is the journal of an intense clash of wills - during the bird's training - in which the pride and endurance of the wild raptor are worn down by the insistent willpower of the falconer. The story is by turns comic and tragic - and it is all-absorbing. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 222 pages, diagrams)

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