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Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.

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Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.

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Finally in paperback, here are the incredible true adventures of Africa's greatest big game hunters. With the unflagging wit, attention to detail and gripping suspense that have become Capstick's trademarks, Death in the Silent Places is a truly chilling and rewarding read! 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. Peter Capstick has long made his home in Africa, the source of his inspiration.

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napolitano, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by napolitano)
While all of Capstick's books are excellent, this book is my favorite of his works. It is a collection of past African adventurers, but told in Capstick's inimitable style. I have read some of the source material, and while interesting, Capstick's tales simply hold more excitement and danger while still staying truthful to the original. If you have even the faintest interest in hunting, Africa, or simply enjoy reading about an earlier era, I highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312186180
Author:
Capstick, Peter Hathaway
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Capstick, Peter H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Big game hunting
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19810531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes eight pages of black-and-white
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.56 x 6.39 x 0.995 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.

"Synopsis" by , Finally in paperback, here are the incredible true adventures of Africa's greatest big game hunters. With the unflagging wit, attention to detail and gripping suspense that have become Capstick's trademarks, Death in the Silent Places is a truly chilling and rewarding read! Martin's.
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