Peter Capstick has been hailed as the adventure-writing successor to Hemingway and Ruark. Only 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 (1981) brings to life four turn-of-the-century adventurers and the savage frontiers they ...
Peter Capstick has been hailed as the adventure-writing successor to Hemingway and Ruark. Only 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 (1981) 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 the Dark Continent. 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. If you are a Capstick fan, you'll relish The African Adventurers, his eleventh book. Once again he delivers "the kind of chilling stories that Hemingway only heard second-hand...with a flair and style that Papa himself would admire" (Guns & 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.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. DJ has sticker on rear, edge wear, minor creases, minor scratches, rubbed corners/spine. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name on flyleaf. No writing in text. Very good.
Very Good. 0312076223 Quick--Ship! Square & tight LIKE NEW hardcover w/ clean & unmarked pages, cover & text. Clean & bright mylar protected $22.95 dust jacket VERY GOOD because of 1/2 inch closed tear back spine corner and small fold inside dust jacket, otherwise Like New. Ships within 24 hours--w/ tracking # and secure packaging to avoid return hassles. (6b21)
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0312076223. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, a portion of the first blank end-paper has been clipped at the top to remove an inscription but that is the only remarkable flaw to either the book or dustjacket, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 244 pages, illustrated with photos, "This long-awaited sequel to 'Death in the Silent Places' (1981) brings to life four turn-of-the-century adventurers and the savage frontiers they braved"
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 2nd printing, normal edge wear o/w contents are clean-the sequel to Death in the Silent places---a book about four turn of the century adventures and the savage frontiers they braved.
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