Big Game Hunter

A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous
Robert Hale Ltd (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 31. Oktober 2016
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  • 300 Seiten
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978-0-7198-2046-5 (ISBN)
This book tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous' extraordinary adventures, from elephant-hunting, and diamond-prospecting, to an early expedition to found Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the European scramble for Africa. The book also examines Selous' relationships with other influential people of the time, including Robert Baden-Powell, Frederick Russell Burnham, Cecil Rhodes, King Lobengula of the Ndebele, and American President Teddy Roosevelt. In Big Game Hunter Norman Etherington paints a skilful portrait of a complex man who started as an elephant hunter but who eventually founded some of the first game reserves in Africa and was acclaimed by both the National History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society for his collections and discoveries. Selous, who was killed by a German sniper bullet in Tanganyika in the First World War, was one of the world's great adventurers.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
The Crowood Press Ltd
20 colour plates
  • 5,75 MB
978-0-7198-2046-5 (9780719820465)
0-7198-2046-4 (0719820464)
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Norman Etherington is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Geographical Society. A former president of the Australian Historical Association, he is the author of more than a hundred scholarly articles.
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Note on Orthography
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Bird's Nests, Butterflies and Mischievous Boys
  • 2. Not-so-great White Traders
  • 3. Lost on the Missionaries' Road
  • 4. In the Kingdom of the Great Black Elephant
  • 5. Elephants Galore
  • 6. Hunter Heroes
  • 7. 'Elephants are Now Almost a Thing of the Past'
  • 8. Author, Collector, Explorer
  • 9. Neither Monk nor Saint
  • 10. Maholie Lies
  • 11. Escaped Alone with His Life
  • 12. Working for the Colossus
  • 13. Rhodesia
  • 14. England, Home and Beauty
  • 15. Wounded, Lionized and Bagged
  • 16. A Rhodesian Idyll and the Rising
  • 17. My Dear President Roosevelt
  • 18. 'Who Could Wish a Better Death?'
  • 19. The Legacies and Afterlife of Selous
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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