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Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.

Based on Capstick's own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grass portrays the great killers of the African bush-- not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-- underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view the Africa that few people have ever seen.

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"An ex-Wall-Street banker is reborn, first as a Professional White Big Game Hunter, and then as a Raconteur. He relates for us in Hemingway style some of his close shaves in the African Bush with Snakes, Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Cape
Buffaloes, Crocs, Leopards and lesser maneaters. Mucho Macho." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.

Based on Capstick's own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grass portrays the great killers of the African bush-- not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-- underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view the Africa that few people have ever seen.

Synopsis:

Africa's best-known professional hunter presents some of his most incredible adventures while hunting deadly prey on the Dark Continent. Witty and suspenseful, these tales are a heart-racing excursion through Africa. Martin's.

About the Author

Peter Hathaway Capstick grew up in rural New Jersey and soon learned to love the outdoors and wildlife. After a career on Wall Street he decided to heed his sense of adventure and became a professional hunter, first in the rain forests of Latin America and then in Central Africa. He now lives with his wife, Mary Catharine, on Florida's Gulf Coast, where he is a successful outdoor writer.

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Old Goat, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by Old Goat)
Raised in the Midwest and hearing hunting tales from the Ozarks of my grandfather, father and uncles created a desire to understand the natural world. Exploring it as a hunter has taken me to interesting places through out the US. I have never had the opportunity or desire to go to Africa and hunt the dangerous game found there. Encounters with rattlesnakes, coyotes, mountain lions, and bears were enough to educate me that dangerous animals and predators were to be avoided. Capstick is renowned as a hunter and story teller. Anyone curious about dealing with dangerous animals can get a sense of the incredible danger and responsibility it was for hunting guides. The revealing insight he provides to the natural environment of the large, dangerous game in Africa is surprising in its conservationist bent and startling in the brutality it documents. The predation by the animals on the people, natives who have to make a living in spite of the dangers around them. It was a compelling story and, while difficult to read because the brutality against people, it raised questions about how intelligent it would be to travel the bush without a knowledgeable and armed guide. No cross country bicycle tour through Africa for me--I couldn't outrun a cape buffalo or avoid the Tsetse flies.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312186135
Author:
Capstick, Peter Hathaway
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Capstick, Peter H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Big game hunting
Subject:
Big game hunting -- Africa.
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19780131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations t
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.88 in

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Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.

Based on Capstick's own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grass portrays the great killers of the African bush-- not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-- underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view the Africa that few people have ever seen.

"Synopsis" by , Africa's best-known professional hunter presents some of his most incredible adventures while hunting deadly prey on the Dark Continent. Witty and suspenseful, these tales are a heart-racing excursion through Africa. Martin's.
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