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Bring 'em Back Alive

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Originally published in 1930 BRING ' EM BACK ALIVE by FRANK BUCK AND EDWARD ANTHONY. Contents include: To Begin With ........ . . . . 3 CHAPTER I. Tapir on a Rampage ...... 7 II. Giant Jungle Man ....... 18 III. Tiger Revenge ........ 32 IV. Wanted: Two Rhinos ...... 48 V. Delivered: Two Rhinos ...... 61 VI. Jungle Laundress ....... 91 VII. Holter's Traps ........ 101 VIIL ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Buck Press (first published March 15th 2007)
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Alexandra Harmon
Jul 14, 2014 Alexandra Harmon rated it really liked it
Bring ‘Em Back Alive is the out-of-print memoirs of Frank Buck, an animal-capturer from the 1910’s till into the 1930’s when this book was published. His adventures are a bit like the literary equivalent of The Crocodile Hunter, if The Crocodile Hunter included more lassoing man-eating tigers, fist-fighting with orangutans, being flung through the air by elephant trunks, running through the streets of Singapore in a union-suit, ship passengers conducting monkey-capturing competitions, and a heck ...more
R.L.
Sep 05, 2014 R.L. rated it really liked it
I loved this book as a child. I still have the old book. These are adventures set in the wild during a time when most of these animals were way more exotic than during this time of fast information from the internet. This book was published in a time when there was very little entertaining television offered. These stories brought to life the adventures of a man determined to educate the rest of the world and who worked hard to help prevent the extinction of more creatures in the wild.
David Ward
Bring 'em Back Alive! by Frank Buck (Buck Press 2007) (591.5) was first published in 1930 and struck many a young adventurer as Tarzan come to life! Explorer of darkest worlds, capturer of ferocious jungle beasts - who wouldn't want to be him? My rating: 7/10, finished 1982.
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Oct 06, 2015 Julian added it
I liked this boom a lot. It had lots of action and adventure. Even thought it was published over fifty years ago it is still a very good book.
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