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Peter Hathaway Capstick The Last Ivory Hunter (Hardcover)

Peter Hathaway Capstick The Last Ivory Hunter (Hardcover)

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One of the greatest living writers of African hunting and safari experience, Peter Hathaway Capstick tells the story of Walter Walker Johnson's life. Gold prospector, elephant hunter, professional guide, Johnson's tale is one of unique excitement and danger. 16 pages of photos.

A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to The Last Ivory Hunter: The Saga of Wally Johnson, a grand tale of African adventure by renowned hunting author Peter Hathaway Capstick.

Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold--ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He's the last one able to tell his story.

In hours of conversations by mopane fired in the African bush, Wally described his career--how he survived the massive bite of a Gaboon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, disease, and most dangerous of all, gold fever. He bluffed down 200 armed poachers almost single-handedly, and survived rocket attacks from communist revolutionaries during Mozambique's plunge into chaos in 1975.

In Botswana, at age 63, Wally continued his career. Though the great tuskers have largely gone and most of Wally's colleagues are dead, Wally has survived. His words are rugged testimony to an Africa that is now a distant dream.

A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to The Last Ivory Hunter: The Saga of Wally Johnson, a grand tale of African adventure by renowned hunting author Peter Hathaway Capstick.

Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold—ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He’s the last one able to tell his story.

In hours of conversations by mopane fired in the African bush, Wally described his career—how he survived the massive bite of a Gaboon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, disease, and most dangerous of all, gold fever. He bluffed down 200 armed poachers almost single-handedly, and survived rocket attacks from communist revolutionaries during Mozambique’s plunge into chaos in 1975.

In Botswana, at age 63, Wally continued his career. Though the great tuskers have largely gone and most of Wally’s colleagues are dead, Wally has survived. His words are rugged testimony to an Africa that is now a distant dream.

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

St. Martin's Publishing Group

Book Format

Other

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

240

Author

Peter Hathaway Capstick

Title

Last Ivory Hunter - Hardcover

ISBN-13

9780312000486

Publication Date

July, 1988

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.40 x 6.40 x 1.00 Inches

ISBN-10

0312000480

SKU: WA25679568

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