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By Daniel P. Mannix | Comments: ( 247 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

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.


  • Title: The Killers
  • Author: Daniel P. Mannix
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Daniel P. Mannix

Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist His life was remarkably different from other writers of his generation His career included times as a side show performer, magician, trainer of eagles and film maker The Grest Zadma was a stage name Mannix used as a magician He also entertained as a sword swallower and fire eater in a traveling carnival sideshow Magazine articles about these experiences, co written with his wife, became very popular in 1944 and 1945.As an author Mannix covered a wide variety of subject matter His than 25 books ranged from fictional animal stories for children, the natural history of animals, and adventurous accounts about hunting big game to sensational adult non fiction topics such as a biography of the occultist Aleister Crowley, sympathetic accounts of carnival performers and sideshow freaks, and works describing, among other things, the Hellfire Club, the Atlantic slave trade, the history of torture, and the Roman games His output of essays and articles was extensive.



Comments The Killers

  • Bruce Nordstrom

    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 more interesting portions. He escapes the ring and takes up life in a farmyard, whe [...]


  • Laura

    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 more 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 [...]


  • Dale

    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 [...]


  • George

    All hail the Mannixster. He rocketh.


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