- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Jan. 15 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312186134
- ISBN-13: 978-0312186135
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush Hardcover – Jan 15 1978
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“Peter Hathaway Capstick's 'Death in the Long Grass' continues to be one of the true classics of written hunting tales. I just read it again, and loved it just as much as when it was first published in the late 1970s.” ―The Wichita Eagle
About the Author
Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940-1996), a former Wall Street stockbroker turned professional adventurer, was critically acclaimed as the successor to Hemingway and Ruark in African hunting literature. After giving up his career, the New Jersey native hunted in Central and South America before going to Africa in 1968, where he held professional hunting licenses in Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Capstick also served in that most perilous of trades―Elephant and Buffalo Cropping Officer. In addition to writing about hunting, he was also featured in an award-winning safari video and audio tapes.
Captstick settled in Pretoria, South Africa with his wife Fiona until his death at age 56.
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If you're looking for a book on adventure in the dark continent, where man-eating lions lurk in every shadow, waiting for their chance to strike, and bull elephants trumpet and crash after their pursuers, bent on stamping them into pulp, then this is the book for you.
However, I did very much enjoy this book. The balls it takes to do this type of hunting is admirable. I'm sad to see that the author succumbed to the same issue I'm fighting, heart failure of an alpha male.