The African Adventurers

A Return to the Silent Places

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Hailed as the adventure-writing successor to Hemingway and Ruark, only Peter Hathaway Capstick “can write action as cleanly and suspensefully as the best of his predecessors’ (Sports Illustrated). This long-awaited sequel to Death in the Silent Places brings to life four turn-of-the-century adventurers and the savage frontiers they braved. * Frederick Selous, a British hunter, naturalist, and soldier, rewrote the history books with his fearless treks deep into Africa. * English game ranger Constantine “Iodine” Ionides saved Tanganyikan villages from man-eating lions and leopards. He also gained lasting fame for his uncanny ability to capture black mambas, cobras, Gaboon vipers, and other deadly snakes. * The dashing Brit Johnny Boyes who gained the chieftainship of the Kikuyu tribe with sheer bravado and survived the ferocious battles and ambushes of intertribal warfare. * And Scottish ex-boxer, Jim Sutherland, one of the best ivory hunters who ever lived. His tracking skills and stamina afoot became the stuff of African hunting legend. In The African Adventurers: A Return to the Silent Places, Capstick delivers “the kind of chilling stories that Hemingway only heard second-hand...with a flair and style that Papa himself would admire” (Guns and Ammo). The author’s pungent wit and his authenticity gained from years in the bush make this quartet of vintage heroics an unforgettable return to the silent places.

African American Explorers & Adventurers

Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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From the top of Everest to the deepest recesses of previously unexplored caves, from the heart of the sea to the far reaches of space, African American explorers and adventurers have helped chart the unknown, push the boundaries of the frontier, scale the heights, and shoot for the stars. With profiles of courageous and pioneering figures like Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, the Lewis and Clark corpsman York, and pilot Bessie Coleman, this inspiring collection celebrates the often unsung accomplishments of African American whalers, gold rush fortune-seekers, explorers, mountaineers, pilots, and other intrepid adventurers. They overcame injustice, prejudice, and inequality to triumph in expanding our knowledge of the world and our notions of what was possible within it.

Adventures of an African Slaver

Author: Captain Theodore Canot

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 343

Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former slave ship captain accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery.

Death in the Long Grass

A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 814

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

Great African Adventures

A Guide to the Mother Continent's Ultimate Outdoor Adventures

Author: Jacques Marais

Publisher: Struik Pub


Category: Travel

Page: 215

View: 734

Maps, up-to-date information and contact details make this the perfect primer to African adventure by one of South Africa's best-known adventurers

African Adventurers

Author: Jean Kenyon MacKenzie

Publisher: Palala Press



Page: 208

View: 265

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Lives and Exploits of the Most Distinguished Voyagers, Adventurers and Discoverers

In Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the South Seas, and Polar Regions. Among which are Those of Cooke, Cavendish, Clapperton, Mackenzie, Park, Parry, Ross, Franklin, Lander, Denham, Dampier, Sir Francis Drake, Della Valle, Niebuhr, Sir John Chardin, &c

Author: Augustus St. John



Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 660

View: 854

Africa Overland

Author: David Hardham

Publisher: David Hardham


Category: Travel


View: 907

Through the eyes of a 22 year old Australian, we get to hear firsthand the trip of a life time as he crosses the African continent from north to south with a group of fellow adventurers with a specialist overland travel company in 1971. Crossing the Sahara desert takes weeks as obstacles are overcome and the harshness of desert life is experienced. This is followed by navigating almost impassable roads in the former Belgian Congo before entering the vast plains and game parks of East Africa. Living and working in apartheid South Africa we are told of the experiences encountered and people met. The final part of the journey is returning to London but by unconventional means. Who would ever think of hitchhiking between Jo’Burg and Nairobi on a shoestring budget before getting a Charter Flight back to London? Numerous photographs, maps and other paraphernalia are provided to assist the armchair explorer capture the spirit of adventure of the amazing journey.

The African Colony

Studies in the Reconstruction

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: The Floating Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 527

Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances collected in The African Colony cover the time Buchan spent there and his impressions of Britain's mission and future role on that continent.

A Rage for Order

Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation

Author: Joel Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 336

View: 169

The Crucible of Race, a major reinterpretation of black-white relations in the South, was widely acclaimed on publication and compared favorably to two of the seminal books on Southern history: Wilbur J. Cash's The Mind of the South and C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow. Representing 20 years of research and writing on the history of the South, The Crucible of Race explores the large topic of Southern race relations for a span of a century and a half. Oxford is pleased to make available an abridgement of this parent volume: A Rage for Order preserves all the theme lines that were advanced in the original volume and many of the individual stories. As in Crucible of Race, Williamson here confronts the awful irony that the war to free blacks from slavery also freed racism. He examines the shift in the power base of Southern white leadership after 1850 and recounts the terrible violence done to blacks in the name of self-protection. This condensation of one of the most important interpretations of Southern history is offered as a means by which a large audience can grasp the essentials of black-white relations--a problem that persists to this day and one with which we all must contend--North and South, black and white.