I found that book. The title is ":Complete Duck Shooter's Handbook" by Robert Scharf, published in 1957. I found a copy at a website called Abebooks for less than $10.
Its a good book. Lot's of "how to do it" not "what to buy" like in most current books on duck hunting. The book instructs the average duck hunter of the 1950's how to get the most out of hunting near where he lives. No mention of flying to Argentina or Mexico, or buying a farm and paying a bagillion dollars to flood the fields, release mallards and shoot them. The numerous photos in the book cover the full range of available camo patterns - from tan to olive drab. "Made in China" was not an option when the book was published and Herter's, LL Bean and Orvis were the mail order catalogs of choice. In reading through the book, I can't help but feel that as a group we duck hunters in the early part of the 21st century not only see a lot fewer birds on the marshes and bays as compared to our fathers and grand fathers, we also are a lot more wrapped up in advertising hype and about getting the latest gizmo to help us maximize our expectation of killing fowl, but maybe we are enjoying the whole experience a lot less than waterfowlers did 50 years ago. Bag limits were lower 50 years ago than they are now, so I guess biologists back then were more concerned about conserving birds than selling licenses