Item description for African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt...
St. Martin's is proud to present a new and continuing series of the greatest classics in the literature of hunting and adventure, chosen from the personal library of writer and big game hunter Peter Hathaway Capstick. These showcase volumes will once again make available the true masterpieces of Africana to collectors, armchair hunters, sportsmen, and readers at large.The twenty-sixth president of the United States was also a world-renowned hunter, conservationist, soldier, and scholar. In 1908 he took a long safari holiday in East Africa with his son Kermit. His account of this adventure is as remarkably fresh today as it was when these adventures on the veldt were first published. Roosevelt describes the excitement of the chase, the people he met (including such famous hunters as Cunninghame and Selous), and flora and fauna he collected in the name of science. Long out of print, this classic is one of the preeminent examples of Africana, and belongs on every collector's shelf.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.04" Height: 1.81" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2004
Publisher Ross & Perry,
ISBN 1931839581 ISBN13 9781931839587
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More About Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Rooseveltwas born on October 27, 1858, and became the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He was a naturalist, writer, historian, and soldier. He died in 1919. Gordon Hutner, editor, is professor of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He founded in 1989 and is the editor of the journal American Literary History, and is considered one of the most influential editors of his generation. He is the author of What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920 1960. He also edited the volume Immigrant Voices: Twenty-Four Narratives on Becoming an American and American Literature, American Culture. "
Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858 and died in 1919.
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Reviews - What do customers think about African Game Trails?
Great sory of a great man Feb 20, 2008
I have been interested in reading about Theodore Roosevelt for some time. I finally got around to reading this book. It is rather long, but it is great on adventure. He spent I think over a year in Africa hunting almost every kind of animal. I was also interested in the guns he used because I have a business card that was given to me by my Grandmother that she says was one of her relatives. It is a card that says T GLAHN & SONS OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. ENGRAVERS OF THE ROOSEVELT GUN. I have no idea which gun, but it is a great keepsake from my Grandmother. Anyway I found this to be a real great book, I wish I could find more like it. Thanks.
Interesting but too much drudgery. Dec 10, 2007
Great descriptions of some fine hunts against dangerous game and great commentary on the local human wildlife so to speak. It's unfortunate that liberal revisionists have tried to paint a vision of Africa that simply is not so nor ever was. Unfortunately the book is filled with too much 'Today I shot this, that and the other thing' which becomes really damned dull after awhile.
No Title Nov 4, 2007
Soooo glad to have finished this one. Written in 1909, 1910, immediately after Roosevelt left the Presidency and went to Africa in March, 1909, for the Smithsonian, to shoot a zillion animals and bring back their hides and heads for the collections. He went with his son Kermit, who shot most of the very fuzzy black and white pictures in the book, and more animals even than his father. He was about 20 then. It is a picture of colonial East Africa at that time, and of Western man's thinking about the black natives, who were "children". Thankfully, that sort of mind-set has disappeared. But you can see here that Roosevelt had it in spades. Too bad some of his bearers did not write their own accounts.
African Game Trails (Capstick Library) Jan 23, 2007
I purchased a copy of this book and am extremely disapointed with the quality of the photographs. They are so fuzzy and out-of-focus as to be useless--in some cases unrecognizable. I'm suprised that you offer such a poor quality volume for sale. I coresponded with the publisher and the nice young lady offered to send me another copy but added "I looked at the pictures and they're terrible." I replied that I already had one lousy copy and did not need another. You should check the quality of this volume carefully....it's terrible!
African Game Trails : An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist Mar 24, 2006
I cannot get enough of Teddy Roosevelt this man is unbelievable in all his accomplishment as a hunter and naturalist a great American you must read his works.the book is five stars. mike gorman.