August 14, 2010
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
December 7, 1945 - August 14, 2010
Michael McIntosh is a former Shakespeare professor turned freelance writer. In the course of 30-odd years, he has written 29 books about guns, sporting and wildlife art, natural history and travel including three volumes of Shotguns and Shooting, Best Guns, A.H. Fox, Wild Things and Traveler's Tales. His articles, too many to count, have been published in every sporting magazine in the United States and Britain. He has been a Sporting Classics columnist for the past 25 years and also serves as shooting editor for Shooting Sportsman. His first novel The Dogmen, published in 2009, is about tracking down and stopping dogfighting.
McIntosh was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa, and graduated from Ottumwa High School. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Iowa Wesleyan College, a master's from the University of Iowa, and studied at Princeton University and UCLA.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Connie Cross of Pella; his step-children: Aaron Cross of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Jason Cross of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Bethany Wyatt of Missouri.
"...Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."
"Requiem" by Robert Louis Stevenson