Death in a Lonely Land

Death in a Lonely Land

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Following the smashing success of Last Horizons (SMP, 1989), Peter Capstick now presents a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns a Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting. The articles showcase a literary style that prompted Kirkus Reviews to say of Last Horizons, qNo one since Hemingway (with the possible exception of Ruark) has written on these subjects with such literary gusto.q The stockbroker-turned-outdoorsman recalls his days as an African pro hunter in qThe Killer Baboons of Vlackfontein.q qFour Fangs in a Treetopq records a foray into British Honduras for the jaguar, qa gold-dappled teardrop of motion.q Capstick narrowly escapes the Yellow Beard, Central America's deadly tree-climbing snake, and cows qThe Black Death (Cape buffalo) in the kind of article that makes this author qthe guru of American hunting fansq (New York Newsday). On Brazil's forsaken Marajo Island, he bags the pugnacious red buffalo, which has the qtemperament of a constipated Sumo wrestler and the tenacity of an IRS man.q The author discusses 12- and 20-gauge shotgun loads; recalls the pleasures of qbiltongq (African beef jerky); describes the irresistible homemade lures of snook fishing expert John Gorbatch; and kills a genteel take of Atlantic salmon with the brilliantly simple tube fly. Over thirty gorgeous drawings by famous wildlife artist Dino Paravano make this volume yet another collector's item by a writer who qkeeps the tradition of great safari adventure alive in each of his booksq (African Expedition Gazette). Peter Capstick's eight prior titles include The Last Ivory Hunter (SMP, 1988); Peter Capstick's Africa (SMP, 1987); and Death in the Long Grass (SMP, 1978).If there is anybody more familiar with the 8-mm family of rifle fodder than Charlie Askins, 1 havena#39;t had lunch with him yet. Ergo, I was surprised to see Charlie include the 8 X 57-mm Mauser cartridge as among those a€œneglecteda€ by presumably ... Hornady, Omark-CCI (Speer), Nosler, and Sierra, all of whom offer erudite and valuable reloading manuals containing data on a world of different calibers.

Title:Death in a Lonely Land
Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Publisher:Macmillan - 1990-01-15

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