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: 4.16 · 5,565 ratings · 275 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
Death in the Long Grass: A ...

4.37 avg rating — 1,424 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
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Death in the Silent Places

4.32 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Death in the Dark Continent

4.31 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Death in a Lonely Land: Mor...

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4.26 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Last Ivory Hunter

4.11 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Maneaters

4.30 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Peter Capstick's Africa: A ...

4.27 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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The African Adventurers: A ...

4.20 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Safari: The Last Adventure

4.13 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Warrior: The Legend Of Colo...

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3.93 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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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

“460 Weatherby Magnum, the most powerful shoulder-fired commercial sporting rifle in the world, with over 8,000 foot-pounds of muzzle energy,”
Peter Hathaway Capstick, Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush

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