Death in the Silent Places

Death in the Silent Places Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass former big game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of

  • Title: Death in the Silent Places
  • Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
  • ISBN: 9780312186180
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H Patterson and Colonel JAlready recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.

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    1. It was quite a surprise having read the criticisms regarding Capstick's writing (mostly about the purple prose), not because the criticism is valid but knowing how some people can get so easily distracted by a bit of over the top writing even in such a fine book.Yes, Capstick does write a bit too flowery sometimes, but those passages are far between and does not hinder the fact that he is a fine writer. In this addition to his works of hunting stories, he retold the adventures of older and brave [...]

    2. Capstick does it once again. This book takes you along with some of the most famous and infamous hunters ever to walk the planet. He starts with John Patterson, the killer of the Maneaters of Tsavo. Find out just how close the lions came to winning!Next is Chauncey H. Stigand a pig iron tough SOB who was a military master, and a big game hunter. Find out how tough he was when a rhino ripped of his left pectoral and he walked unaided 10-15 miles before lying down! Then meet P.J. Pretorious, the o [...]

    3. Peter Hathaway Capstick is a master story teller and Death in the Silent Places is an amazing book. In typical Capstick fashion, he weaves interesting tales of other hunters as well as he tells his own stories in other books. Death in the Silent Places gives the reader a summary of many famous hunters and adventurers such as Colonel J.H. Patterson, famous for killing the Tsavo man-eating lions, and Jim Corbett who made his name ridding the Indian subcontinent of many man-eating tigers and leopar [...]

    4. What most people don't understand about big-game hunting in Africa is that the animals have a much better chance against the hunter than one might expect. The late Peter Hathaway Capstick was born in New Jersey but realized his boyhood dream of becoming a big-game hunter and safari guide in Africa. DEATH IN THE SILENT PLACES explains why each big-game animal is dangerous and then goes on to recount stories about contests that the animals won or lost. Once you've read any of Capstick's books, you [...]

    5. This book was recommended by two men I highly respect. I read it to my teenage son and we both thought the book was more like a "fish story" written to impress than a realistic story at all. His and the other hunter's adventures may be real but some or a lot of them seem to have added parts that are unrealistic if you truly think about it. The book had extra verbiage about guns, ammunition, and places that may not be necessary or interesting to some but other than that I think it is very much a [...]

    6. Bout anything he wrote is supremely worth the read! I'm quite upset that Peter had to up and die on us and thus have his pen stilled! His language is pithy tough numerous and gripping. He describes cape buf as looking at you like you owed them money. His description of hearing elephant within 15 yards yet being unable to see them because the eyes inability to resolve something that huge Fascinating! Stories of doing his duty as pro hunter following up on a gut shot leopard, pausing to smoke, an [...]

    7. I actually read only half this book - 3 of the stories. They were sometimes a bit grisly but very suspenseful; I was on the edge of my seat reading about the lions of Tsavo. It's not the type of book I usually read, but the writing was great. I got bogged down in the chapter about Pretorius and my mind wandered to something else; I may go back and finish it eventually.

    8. Light bedtime reading?? Perhaps if you'd like to have nightmares about getting eaten by man-killing lions, tigers and leopards. Interesting to read about the early 20th century in Africa.cially during WWI. Not as good as Death in the Long Grass, but good.

    9. All of Capstick's books are a thrill, and even if you aren't a hunter, you'll gain lots of insight into deadly animals, the lands they are from and the people in-and-around their habitats. The hunting is the way he chooses to convey the storyry thrilling stuff!

    10. Capstick is a great writer. In this book he tells the tales of great hunters from the past on the african continent. He is a great story teller and makes the true life episodes of these great hunters come to life.I highly recommend this book.

    11. Another book by Peter Capstick, here he gives accounts of other hunter from history, including John Patterson and the Maneaters of Tsavo (of the movie, The Ghost and the Darkness fame). Stories of both good and bad an interesting book. i like it.

    12. Great readI really enjoyed reading this book. I almost felt as though I was in Africa myself. Also, the humor was great!

    13. Not as spellbinding and riveting as Death in the Long Grass, but still holds its own as a classic of adventure writing.

    14. Lacked the immediacy and suspense of it's predecessor, but overall a worthwhile read and quite entertaining.

    15. I liked this one significantly less than Death in the Long Grass. There was more history in Silent Places and less adventure. Towards the end it seemed to get more intense and I liked it more.

    16. very interesting and graphic read about hunting and exploration in Africa. Capstick is quite a writer and knows his stuff.

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