Peter H. Capstick Writing Styles in Death in the Long Grass

Peter H. Capstick
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Perspective

Capstick, the author and primary actor in most of the incidents recorded in the text, was a professional hunter and game culling warden in several regions of sub-Saharan Africa for a period of many years. With about 700 elephant kills, 800 Cape Buffalo kills, and tremendous numbers of lion, leopard, and hippopotamus kills, Capstick is beyond question a master of the topic considered in the text—that of hunting dangerous game in Africa. In fact, Capstick's fame has led to a modern African game cartridge being named in his honor—the .470 Capstick (this is not the same .470 Nitro Express cartridge preferentially used by Capstick throughout his hunting career, however).

While still engaged primarily in professional hunting, Capstick wrote numerous articles for serial publication. His engaging tone and entirely authentic 'been there, done that' presentation led to wide popular appeal, and the book itself delivers topical material right on...

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