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Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush Hardcover – Jan 15 1978

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  • 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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