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Sunday, August 9th, 2015
It’s always a pleasure to meet a favorite author. This past week, I was able to introduce my class to Stephen Hunter, who pens the Bob Lee Swagger series and is, unquestionably, more knowledgeable about firearms and their use than anyone else writing in mainstream fiction today. I’ve corresponded with him for years, but this was my first opportunity to meet the man face to face.
As intelligent in conversation as he is in print, Steve in the flesh is a down-to-earth regular guy, and very much One Of Us. The class loved his commentary on the interface between the gun culture and the mainstream media today, a topic he is eminently qualified to discuss by virtue of his many years at the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, from which he is now retired.
If you haven’t read Hunter’s work, do yourself a favor and dip your toe in that water. I enjoyed his first book, “The Master Sniper,” back around 1980 when the publisher sent me a review copy, but he had me at “Dirty White Boys.” That said, my single favorite is his non-fiction “American Gunfight,” a deeply and superbly researched account of the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman.
Now, I just have to meet Larry Correia, who is to science fiction what Stephen Hunter is to mainstream novels…
This is the class…
…that got to meet Stephen Hunter.