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Death in the Silent Places
Death in the Silent Places by Peter Hathaway Capstick 0312186185 9780312186180
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Death in the Silent Places by Peter Hathaway Capstick

Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classicDeath 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. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of 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.

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 258

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 1981-05-15

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