Death in Silent Places

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  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Has anyone read this book by Peter Hathaway Capstick? I just finished it and its fantastic. The book can be slightly graphic but goes on to explain hunting stories of some of the most famous big game hunters from Africa, India and South America. Cottontop or JPatterson, this seems like your kind of book if you haven't read it yet
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    ANYTHING by Capstick is worth reading. You might also like "Death in the Long Grass".
     

  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I was thinking that and "Death in the Dark Continent" but not sure in which order. I do know that going hunting I'm Africa is on my bucket list
     
  4. eatmydust

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    Capstick's, Death in the Long Grass, is a must read for anyone wondering what it was like to hunt Africa in the old days! One of the most suspenseful books I've ever read!

    Another great read is Jack O'Connor's, The Art of Hunting Big Game, different writing style, different continent. If you are a .270 Win. fan, this man was the most vocal proponent of this caliber that I have ever seen.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a real problem with anyone who calls himself a hunter, but hires a guide to take him hunting 25 miles from his home. Not much of a hunter IMHO.
     
  6. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Have, I think,
    Most of Capsticks books.
    Great Writer.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hi. Koo. Excuse you... ;) somewhat.

    Isn't "Death in the Long Grass" the story that ghost and the darkness was based on?
     
  8. DavidB

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    I have all of his books in hardback, death in the long grass, safari, death in the dark continent, Africa, death in the silent places, death in a lonely land, the Africa adventures, the last ivory hunter, & sands of silence. Free to anybody that wants them, If you will cover shipping. My family is moving soon, that's one less thing we want to pack and lift.
     
  9. MattShlock

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    Capstick also edited the whole series of St. Martin's Press' "From Peter Capstick's Library" series of Golden Age big game hunting works. Never went and never will go on an African Safari but these are amazing tomes, each of them.

    And I think the movie was from The Maneaters of Tsavo which is in the series...
     
  10. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I love scarring the crap out of myself.! I'll pack in far enough that I know I can't make it out by dark , that way , I know nobody will bother me . After I set camp and get all comfy , I like reading scarey crap ! Every time a twig snaps , every time the wind blows and howls , Eeeek..! I LOVE THAT STUFF..!
    He,s on my list now , Thanks....! :)
     
  11. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Well I went ahead and downloaded "Death in the Long Grass" to my phone to start reading on my breaks tonight while at work. I'm hoping its as good as the first one I read
     
  12. Jake86

    Jake86 New Member

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    I'll take you up on that offer..
     
  13. DavidB

    DavidB New Member

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    The books have already been requested by another member, sorry
     
  14. ShagNasty1001

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    So I just finished "Death in the Long Grass" (we get a lot of breaks at work) and I must say, I'm pretty sure I'm hooked on wanting to go on an African Safari mainly for a lion...
     
  15. yazul42

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    Another excellent read is Robert Ruark's " Horn of the Hunter ',, I believe that is the book in which he describes that cape buffalo look at you " like you owe them money". I too long for a hunt in Africa but I'm pretty sure that will never happen but books from authors like Ruark, Capstick, Hemingway,Patterson, and many more, let me go to Africa and India and other exotic locations. Good reading for all.

    Jeff
     
  16. beaglesam

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    I am the very happy recipient of the books.:) Arrived today.
     
  17. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    I will share the wealth to anyone that agrees to pass along to another member when they are finished. This could be quite a bit of fun. PM me if you are interested.
     
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  18. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just read Death in the Long Grass on the advice of this group. Good reading. David, I live in Central Florida. Where are you? If you still have them I will pick them up.
     
  19. HockaLouis

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    Beagle -- what a great idea! The Firearms Talk Library. And shipping is cheap as the Post Office in the U.S. still has a slow Media Rate!

    I have Capstick's library myself and coincidently am reading Memories of an African Hunter by Lyell, Capstick's favourite author, written in 1923. I love the era's writing as much as these adventures far-flung stories including the hunting; less so the killing itself.
     

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