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Death in the Long Grass

Death in the Long Grass

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by Peter Hathaway Capstick
     
 

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Africa's best-known professional hunter presents some of his most incredible adventures while hunting deadly prey on the Dark Continent. Witty and suspenseful, these tales are a heart-racing excursion through Africa. Martin's.

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Africa's best-known professional hunter presents some of his most incredible adventures while hunting deadly prey on the Dark Continent. Witty and suspenseful, these tales are a heart-racing excursion through Africa. Martin's.

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“Peter Hathaway Capstick's 'Death in the Long Grass' continues to be one of the true classics of written hunting tales. I just read it again, and loved it just as much as when it was first published in the late 1970s.” —The Wichita Eagle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312929077
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Hathaway Capstick grew up in rural New Jersey and soon learned to love the outdoors and wildlife. After a career on Wall Street he decided to heed his sense of adventure and became a professional hunter, first in the rain forests of Latin America and then in Central Africa. He now lives with his wife, Mary Catharine, on Florida's Gulf Coast, where he is a successful outdoor writer.

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Death in the Long Grass 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Death in the Long Grass¿, by Peter Hathaway Capstick. It is written in first person and is not just one big story, but is made up of many short stories and tales of adventure while in the African bush. There are nine chapters that contain Peter Capstick¿s tales and encounters with specific animals such as the lion, elephant, leopard, cape buffalo, hippo, crocodile, rhino and snakes, the eight deadliest animals of the African bush, There is also a chapter on some of the underrated killers that he has come across. Each chapter is labeled as one of the animals. The style of writing is really easy to understand, because it¿s an autobiography of Peter as he reflects on some of his past experiences. in one passage from the book, Peter is called to sort out a man-eating lion that has just killed one of the native villagers. So Peter and his tracker, ¿Silent,¿ track down the lion and are very close. ¿Ahead of me, Silent stiffened and then solidified into a ebony statue. He held his crouch with his head cocked for almost a minute, watching something off to the left of the spoor. The wild thought raced through my skull that if the lion cam now, the rifle would be too slippery to hold, since my palms were sweating so heavily. What the hell was Silent looking at anyway?¿ (42). Well Peter get s away in one piece, but his gun bearer gets his arm a little chewed up. The book goes on though the different chapters describing the animal¿s characteristics and behavior problems that make them some of the most deadliest animals on earth. In each chapter, He writes at least five to ten graphic stories wile describing the animals and why they do what they do, He also describes the different abilities that the animals have that sets them apart from other species of the same animal family. ¿Death in the Long Grass¿ is a very interesting and action-packed book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys to learning about hunting dangerous game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Capstick is an excellent writer and the stories will keep you locked in unti the end. this book tells stories of many different people and animals and got me hooked on reading about african hunts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my high school teachers would read passages out of this book, and I loved it then.  I ordered both the Nook version and the hardback version as I loved it so much.  I highly recommend it, it is an excellent read.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is wihte tom/ crush is ice paw/ faimly mom branchfall dad nightfire has 8 siblings themsong thrift shop saying groody fav cat dawnkit lest fav cat darkness homies dawnkit and the twins
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got locked out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A red she cat that was nightfires mate and had freaky blue eyes that had been caght doing clans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read it over and over.
Belegost More than 1 year ago
Great writing, gripping stories and scary stuff to have lived through. A must read for any outdoorsman, hunter, or just wondering what it was like "back in the day" and at latest... yesterday in Africa. Everything Bites. Everything.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept my attention very well and the hole time I visualized being right there hunting aswell. It has it hummorous moments aswell as it's points of feeling like the animal was standing right over your shoulder waiting to for a chance at you. Never have read a book nearly as captivating as this one and have recomended it to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a very exiting book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name•• Pantherleap• Gender••Male • Mate/Crush• •Has one but not willing to let them know•Apperence•• Black silky pelt. Loke a panther. Peircing blue eyes• History• If you want to know ask• Family••Father is Cougarheart Mother is Arrowtail no brothers or sisters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am the leader of blueclan and I will be adopting kits. My name is leopardstar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NAME Roseclaw or Rosey for short AGE 12 moons LOOKS White pelt with faint gray stripes marking her neck. Violet eyes. GENDER She PERSONALITY Really nice and loving until you make her angry. Loves to fight. MATE/KITS None STORY Ask :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is coooligot recomended this book by a um... aquantance and i havent read it yet but i think it gonna be good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I jump whenever i hear abour someone killed. Also theres chillz running down my spine and i have goose bumps all over my arms
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a hunter, an outdoorsman or an adventurer, this book brings you home to our wild planet in one of the wildest places. PHC was my inspiration for going to Africa and I can say that I saw what he was talking about. It is an amazing place, Africa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Capstick grabs you by the collar and puts you right there 'In the Tall Grass'. I could not put this book down. Impressive! My heart raced just short of full blown buck fever. A must for any hunter worth his salt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was about my sixth or seventh reading of this Capstick classic and I believe I enjoyed it even more than the last. As a hunter I enjoy reading the works of those with the ability to portray on paper the true happenings and emotions of the hunter and his prey. It is unfortunate that Capstick and others like Hemingway and Ruark have passed on but all is not lost because there is another author who is carrying on their tradition of enlightening while entertaining the hunters of today. His name is Thomas McIntyre and his latest book, 'SEASONS & DAYS - A HUNTING LIFE' follows in the footsteps of these great authors before him. He is truly one of the finest storytellers of our time. He is the hunter's hunter
Guest More than 1 year ago
Capstick really needs no introduction: You are either aware of him or not, and you either love his writing or hate it. However you look at his work, he almost single-handedly revived popular hunting writing, and the traditional allure of Africa and safari long after his undeniable predecessors, Hemingway and Ruark, were long dead. Alas, Capstick has gone across the river and into the trees with those other masters, and the question is, Who will step into their shoes?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Still the best Capstick book! I first read it in the 1970's and remembered it so fondly I purchased it again. DO NOT LEND IT OUT - IT WON'T COME BACK! The stories so vividly play in your dreams that your spouse will complain about your thrashing, punching and kicking in bed!! Any self-respecting hunter should have this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with thrilling and sometimes humorous dangerous game encounters by one of the world's best professional hunters ever. Capstick tells life-and-death situations he and others have encoutered with the five big game animals, crocodiles, dangerous snakes as well as many others. Even if hunting is not your passion, I guarantee this book will have you hooked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Capstick has a way of turning his life stories into incredible realistic accounts of his many safaris. A must read for any person who loves hunting and dreams of the African experience.