Posted on 12/15/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

December 15

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English writer Izaak Walton died on this day in 1683. Walton, a nature lover and fisherman, first published "The Complet Angler" in 1653 but he continued to revise and add to it for the next 25 years. He also wrote a number of short biographies. A group of fishermen who wanted to protect fishing spots for future generations founded the Izaak Walton League in 1922. Within two years the group had 100,000 members. Today, the environmental group is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and has about 50,000 members.

SPOKEN WORDS

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." –Vera Nazarian

DAILY DEALS

  • "Side Effects May Vary" (Julie Murphy, young adult) $1.99. Nook.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Roald Dahl, children's ) $1.99. Kindle.

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