Ben Lilly left behind enough writings to fill a book - and this is it It includes Ben's hunting diaries, his chapters on bears and lions, magazine articles, an interview, and personal letters. Plus over 30 photos of Ben Lilly, many never before published. Known as "the last of the mountain men," Ben grew to legendary status in both the Old South and in the Great Southwest. With careful, well researched annotations by editor Neil Carmony, "Ben Lilly's Tales" does much to separate the truth of Ben Lilly the man and hunter from the Lilly legend. This book will be primary source material for anyone interested in one of the great characters of Southern history, Western history, and the history of those hunters who have followed big game with hounds.