The Last Ivory Hunter : The Saga of Wally Johnson by Peter Hathaway Capstick (1988, Hardcover, Revised)
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|A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to the grand tale of African adventure by Peter Capstick, the foremost hunting author of our time. 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.|
Profiles the life of Walter Walker Johnson, the noted African adventurer and hunter.
|Author||Peter Hathaway Capstick|
|Number Of Pages||240 pages|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|LC Classification Number||SK251.C273 1988|
|Dewey Decimal||799.292/4 B|
|"Capstick and Johnson are splendid raconteurs, vividly recalling a vanished era." -- Publishers Weekly|
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- lehopp41953Oct 29, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
The Last Ivory Hunter:
Capstick is one of my favorite writers.
- nolanic1947Dec 10, 2007by
Last Ivory Hunter by Peter H. Capstick
Capstick, investment banker turned professional hunter, had an incredible gift for recounting hunting in Africa and other exotic places. When I read his works, I feel like I am there in the bush. He describes the country, politics, geography, game, and armament with an engaging flair. This is my 6th Capstick book. If you are a hunter, then any of his books will be entertaining!!
- lazysun4646Feb 10, 2007by
Last Ivory Hunter by Peter Hathaway Capstick
What is it like to be in Africa when it was truely wild? This book explains the life of a man, Wally Johnson, that lived an adventure all men seek. The desire to conquer our fears and to be victorious.<br>This story explains how Wally is bitten by a Gabon viper, only one of two people that have ever survived. Charged by numerous elephants and other multi ton creatures. Killed monstrous Lions that feasted on the locals and most of all survived to tell about it.<br>This is not a book for the week at heart. It is full of hair raising events that will keep you wanting to read more. Imbedded in each chapter is the heart of a wild and untamed life.