A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to the grand tale of African adventure by Peter Capstick, the foremost hunting author of our time. Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold--ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He's the last one able to tell his story. In hours ...
A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to the grand tale of African adventure by Peter Capstick, the foremost hunting author of our time. Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold--ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He's the last one able to tell his story. In hours of conversations by" mopane" fired in the African bush, Wally described his career--how he survived the massive bite of a Gaboon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, disease, and most dangerous of all, gold fever. He bluffed down 200 armed poachers almost single-handedly, and survived rocket attacks from communist revolutionaries during Mozambique's plunge into chaos in 1975. In Botswana, at age 63, Wally continued his career. Though the great tuskers have largely gone and most of Wally's colleagues are dead, Wally has survived. His words are rugged testimony to an Africa that is now a distant dream.
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Near Fine in Very Good DJ. 7th printing, near fine hardcover shows some mild trace wear, in very good + dust jacket showign touch of edge wear including couple of short closed tears and wrinkle at spine head. 240 pages with a couple sets of black & white plates. Still an attractive copy of this work from the "...foremost hunting author of our time.." that looks at the life of African ivory hunter Wally Johnson.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Clean text, light bumps to the spine ends and fore corners. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 266 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover copy of "The Last Ivory Hunter: The Saga of Wally Johnson" by Peter Hathaway Capstick in a very good dust jacket. Book has three-inch-long, thin black line on front cover, else fine. Jacket has one-inch tear at back, fore corner, else fine. Still very tight and otherwise clean. 4th printing originally priced at $21.95. Enjoy! For Sale.
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