Peter Hathaway Capstick





Peter Hathaway Capstick


Born
in New Jersey, The United States
January 11, 1940

Died
March 13, 1996

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Peter Hathaway Capstick was an American hunter and author. Born in New Jersey and educated at (although did not graduate from) the University of Virginia, he walked away from a successful Wall Street career shortly before his thirtieth birthday to become a professional hunter, first in Central and South America and later (and most famously) in Africa. Capstick spent much of his life in Africa, a land he called his "source of inspiration." A chain smoker and heavy drinker, he died at age 56 from complications following heart surgery.

Average rating: 4.14 · 4,321 ratings · 220 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Death in the Long Grass: A ...

4.35 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
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Death in the Silent Places

4.30 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Death in the Dark Continent

4.29 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Death in a Lonely Land: Mor...

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4.24 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Last Ivory Hunter

4.12 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Maneaters

4.37 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The African Adventurers: A ...

4.19 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Peter Capstick's Africa: A ...

4.21 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Safari: The Last Adventure

4.06 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Warrior: The Legend Of Colo...

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More books by Peter Hathaway Capstick…
“In fifteen minutes most of the camp was there, including the Texan who, Lord save his soul forever, had brought along a bottle of bonded Kentucky Drain Opener.”
Peter Hathaway Capstick, Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush

“record—jacked one up the chamber, and continued to belt the lion as frequently as I could.”
Peter Hathaway Capstick, Peter Capstick's Africa: A Return To The Long Grass

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