White Hunters

The Golden Age of African Safaris

Brian Herne

A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book

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East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote, of "unequalled nobility." White Hunters is the story of seventy years of African adventure, danger, and romance. It re-creates the legary big-game safaris led by Selous and Bell and the daring ventures of early hunters into unexplored territories, and brings to life such romantic figures as Cape-to-Cairo Grogan, who walked 4,000 miles for the love of a woman, and Dinesen's dashing lover, Denys Finch. Witnesses to the richest wildlife spectacle on the earth, these hunters were the first conservationists. Hard-drinking, infatuated with risk, and careless in love, they inspired Hemingway's stories and movies with Clark Gable and Gregory Peck.

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Praise for White Hunters

"An authoritative and colorful study of African safaris that will appeal to armchair adventurers and history buffs alike." --The Wall Street Journal

". . . a rich portrait of a magnificent landscape, its animal inhabitants and some of its most reckless human interlopers." --Publishers Weekly

". . . provides invaluable documentation of a period that might otherwise have been consigned to oblivion, and does so with great style . . ." --Raleigh News and Observer

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About the Author

Brian Herne

Brian Herne, formerly a professional hunter, founded the international professional hunters' magazine Track, and has written for numerous magazines, including Outdoor Life, Petersen's Hunting, Safari Times, and African Life. He lives in San Diego, California.

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White Hunters
The Golden Age of African Safaris
Brian Herne

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book
June 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805067361
ISBN10: 0805067361
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages, Includes more than sixty black-and-white illustrations and two maps
$19.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
A John Macrae/Holt Paperbacks Book
April 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466867543
ISBN10: 146686754X
480 pages, Includes more than sixty black-and-white illustrations and two maps
$9.99
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