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Death in a Lonely Land: More Hunting, Fishing, and Shooting on Five Continents
Following the smashing success of Last Horizons (SMP, 1989), Peter Capstick now presents a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting. The articles showcase a literary style that prompted Kirkus Reviews to say of Last Horizons, "No one since Hemingway (with the possible exception of Rua ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 15th 1990 by St. Martin's Press
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A friend gave this book to me, as we have a shared interest in Tales of Adventure and of becoming one of Those Who Have Them as a Profession. I have not hunted, to any significant extent in over 30 years, the only hunting writer I have read to any appreciable extent is Patrick McManus (he is hilarious) so I was uncertain as to how well I would connect with stories of hunting big game, months long safaris and professional fishing. As it turns out, reading this book was more fun than a new bicycl ...more
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 ...moreMore about Peter Hathaway Capstick...