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Book: African Campfires #14652571 03/11/20
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by Stewart Edward White. I enjoyed it, American pre-WWI explores and hunts in East Africa. first chapter will put you to sleep, but, it gets better!
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I'm interested if the book is still available.
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Originally Posted by BC3
I'm interested if the book is still available.
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It’s available several places on the net as a pdf for free. Believe amazon has it for free as well for kindle

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Can be had from Abebooks for 5 to $10. He also wrote a couple other books as well

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I'm interested if the book is still available.
Brian


It’s available several places on the net as a pdf for free. Believe amazon has it for free as well for kindle


sold to BC3 for fifty bucks!






just kidding, lol. I will drop it in the mail BC. (good to see a list of his other books, I might get the one about "A land of tracks" or whatever it is actually titled.

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I really enjoyed this book. A look into the safaris of the past from the golden age of African hunting.

The pictures really relay what life looked like in Africa way back then. I especially appreciated the photo of White's African trophy room on the inside of the beginning pages.

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I must have the cheap knockoff copy; it does not have any photos. Interesting that they would "flog" their men, for sub-par performance. great study on the different tribes, how the Masai would never sell trinkets directly to tourists.

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The book just arrived in the mail today. Thank you. I'm looking forward to reading it. There are a lot of interesting observations in these hunting books from the time period, whether it relates to treatment of the "hired help" or candidness in shooting performance and wounding/lost game. Different times and social norms and criteria of acceptability. I just try to keep everything in the appropriate context.
If you get a chance, take a look at Gordon Cummings' "A Hunters Life in South Africa" or T. Rooosevelt's "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman". I dare say neither of these classics would have a chance of being printed today - at least without rather heavy editing. The running down and shooting of game from horseback was quite acceptable at the time but would probably be viewed in a different light today. And there was no hesitation in slinging lead if there was even a remote chance of success.
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Thanks for the recommendations Brian. agree, you have to give some room to the hunters from bygone days. They did sling quite a bit of "hopeful" lead, it seems, that we would not try today.


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