African Hunter (Peter Capstick's Library)
African Hunter was originally written by Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, and then translated from Swedish to English by FH Lyon in 1938. It was then republished as part of the Peter Capstick Hunting and Adventure Library by Peter Hathaway Capstick and Saint Martins Press in 1986. This book is considered to be a fine example of Africana, with detailed descriptions of Bror Blixen's travels and hunts. It is also a good travel companion for anyone that is visiting the African veldt or desert. There is an introductory chapter written by the editor, explaining how times have changed, and why the book needs to be viewed through the lens of time. Most of the book talks about hunting, visiting remote locales, Bror's fr'iends, and the animals he sees/shoots, and so on. However, this book has an entire chapter devoted to Bror Blixen's trek across the Sahara Desert in his International truck. Originally brought to Africa by one of the Vice Presidents of IHC, the truck was sold to Blix and his English companion Sir Charles Markham, who also kept a diary of the trip. They drove the truck, a 1928 3/4-ton open-sided 2WD canopy express model, 1,880 miles from Kano to Reggan without a road. This was the first crossing of the Sahara in a vehicle that was not specially-built for the trip. After reading the story, they were lucky to have made it. It is exciting reading.
Specifications of African Hunter (Peter Capstick's Library)
|Author||Bror von Blixen-Finecke|
|Publisher||St Martin's Press|
|Number Of Pages||292|
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