African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 583 pages
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The twenty-sixth president of the United States was also a world-renowned hunter, conservationist, soldier, and scholar. In 1908 he took a long safari holiday in East Africa with his son Kermit. His account of this adventure is as remarkably fresh today as it was when these adventures on the veldt were first published. Roosevelt describes the excitement of the chase, the people he met (including such famous hunters as Cunninghame and Selous), and flora and fauna he collected in the name of science. Long out of print, this classic is one of the preeminent examples of Africana, and belongs on every collector's shelf.

African Game Trails includes stories about President Theodore Roosevelt advertures throughout East Africa, Belgian Congo, Mombassa, Khartoum, etc. Travelling the world to hunt and kill dozens of animals including Lions, Rhinos, Giraffes, Leopards, Buffalo, Hippos and Elephants. This fascinating story about Teddy Roosevelt's hunting adventures are not for the squeamish or the politcally correct as it includes heart-pounding stories.

 

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Review: African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

User Review  - Tgreene - Goodreads

Read this book in Africa, great insight to game in the early century. Read full review

Review: African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist

User Review  - Matt Mueller - Goodreads

Reading Roosevelt isn't for everyone, but if you're going to make the committment, this is the best of his work. A fascinating and very historically relevant account of an east African safari in the early 1900's. Any historical hunting/Africa enthusiast would love this work. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
ON AN EAST AFRICAN RANCH
38
A tribe of the Wakamba with their chief in khaki with a golf cap that came
102
Percival on his way to Kapiti station with trophies
113
The Percival family
119
The house at Juja Farm
125
The python
131
Judd permanganating the beater who was mauled by the leopard
137
GroupTowing the hippo shot by Mr Roosevelt Landing the hippo
143
Heatley with two leopard cubs he caught
149
To LAKE NAIVASHA
237
CHAPTER XII
374
APPENDIX A PERSONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
535
BIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF MOUNT KENIA
550
APPENDIX F THE PIGSKIN LIBRARY
569
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Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, future President of the United States was already a published author by the time he was twenty-five. From The Naval War of 1812 through his four-volume Winning of the West, Teddy Roosevelt proved himself a master historian...but one must not make the mistake of labeling him a stodgy academic. The future president was also a great outdoors man, with such works as Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail and African Game Trails capturing his rough and adventurous lifestyle. Theodore Roosevelt was part Francis Parkman, part Lowell Thomas, and one hundred percent spirit of America and master of the printed page.

Peter Hathaway Capstick, former Wall Street stockbroker turned professional adventurer, has been critically acclaimed as the successor to Hemingway and Ruark in African hunting literature. After hunting in Central and South America, Capstick went to Africa in 1968, where the New Jersey-born writer continues to live. He has held professional hunting licenses in four countries, and served as a game officer. He has written seven exciting books on Africa, including Death in the Long Grass, Peter Capstick's Africa, and The Last Ivory Hunter: The Saga of Wally Johnson. He's also featured in an award-winning safari video and audio tapes.

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