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The Last Ivory Hunter

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  141 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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
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ebook, 240 pages
Published July 15th 1988 by St. Martin's Press
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Matthew Hurley
Africa in the mid-20th century was such a different world, and not always pretty. The Communist takeover of Mozambique was especially tragic. But for Wally Johnson, it was home, and his stories are just incredible.
emily
Jan 15, 2008 emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone who hunts should read this book. It's a poignant first-hand telling of times long gone. Definitely in my top 5.
Sheila
Jan 28, 2016 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The last two chapters should be required reading in US schools.
Mike Mathews
Dec 22, 2013 Mike Mathews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Even my 9 year old grand daughter was captivated as I read to her by the raw adventure, but I had to delete or replace some adjectives.

This book is giving me a picture of the Africa of the early 20th millennium. Maybe we need to go back to understand the present.
Mike Turner
Aug 08, 2013 Mike Turner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Capstick's work.....although Bulpin(TheHunteris death) is the original ivory hunter
Josh
Aug 12, 2013 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good. Wally Johnson lived a remarkable life, and Capstick tells his story well.
Bruce Diephouse
Feb 10, 2013 Bruce Diephouse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on the hunting and culture of Mozambique
David Melcher
Oct 16, 2008 David Melcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Capstick.
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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 l ...more
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