In fascinating and often amusing detail, Bull depicts both the hardships and the incongruous luxury of the classic safaris of the early 20th century and presents the legend of the great white hunter as seen by H. Rider Haggard, Hemingway, and Hollywood. 275 photos and illustrations, 75 in full color.In fascinating and often amusing detail, Bull depicts both the hardships and the incongruous luxury of the classic safaris of the early 20th century and presents the legend of the great white hunter as seen by H. Rider Haggard, Hemingway, and Hollywood. 275 photos and illustrations, 75 in full color.Read Less
Paperback quarto. VG-with no dust jacket. Orange spine with black and white lettering. Slight rubbing and age-toning to rear wrapper. Binding, book block edges, and text pages generally very good. 383pp. Rockville.
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
Previous owners name inside front page. Prize label to the inner cover. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Bartle Bull writes a story from the one-sided perspective of British hunters in a style typical of colonialism and their belief of supremacy. He belittles all about Africa and its people and puts the British hunter on a superior level. How could they have discovered anything in Africa - the people of Africa already knew the animals for eons. Maybe they educated and informed their own people back in England, the enlightened ones, but they did not discover anything. He also refers to the Boer people (white Afrikaners) in a derogative way, implicating on various occasions that they are simple minded to this day, forgetting about their significant achievements in science, medicine and various other fields, their excellent ability in almost any sport that they practise and their high level of education and civilisation. Bartle Bull honours those who raped the continent from its wildlife and treasures, the bandits / villains who destroyed more of nature in their lifetimes than the earth could withstand. Shame on him and shame on them - the so-called hunters: the relentless invaders and destroyers of all that is so precious and should be preserved.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.