The Adventurous Life Of A Vagabond Hunter

Author: Sten Cedergren
Publisher: Safari Press
ISBN: 9781571571595
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The Adventurous Life Of A Vagabond Hunter from the Author: Sten Cedergren. There have been many claims of remarkable adventures in the safari business, but one would be hard pressed to find a life story that can top that of Sten Cedergren's. Born in Sweden, he set out to become a cowboy at an early age -- first stop, Paraguay. Next he joined the United States Army to fight in Korea -- even though he was a Swedish citizen! After further roaming, he landed in Kenya at a time when most Europeans still carried a handgun in the streets of Nairobi. He eventually joined White Hunters Ltd., in addition to doing elephant control work. During his career Sten was clobbered several times by members of the Big Five, but he never considered it necessary to be treated at a hospital -- a tidbit that gives insight into the character of this remarkable man. Being a handsome devil, he had many adventures with female clients, some of which you may not want your children to read! In 1977 when Kenya closed hunting, he did not part for quieter venues, but, rather, he joined the bushwar in Rhodesia where he stalked (and killed) terrorists in Mozambique when he was a young 58. After Rhodesian independence, he took up hunting again. Today in his early eighties, mind you, he is still hunting elephant in Zimbabwe! Book jacket.

Augusts In Africa

Author: Thomas McIntyre
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510714014
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Augusts In Africa from the Author: Thomas McIntyre. Americans from Roosevelt to Hemingway to Ruark to Capstick to Robert Jones defined Africa in ways that no European colonist ever would or could. In Augusts in Africa, Thomas McIntyre presents the stories he has gathered from four decades of safari-ing in Africa—and from among the most transforming days, weeks, and months of his life. For those who know it well, these tales may read like accurate reflections of their own experiences on the continent. For others who have journeyed to Africa only briefly, or even not at all, there is a transporting insight to be found in them. And if there is more than one account on the hunting of the Cape buffalo, that is only because it, the buffalo, may simply represent the ideal combination (the “perfect game”) of size, strength, intelligence, and vehemence to be found in any large wild animal and is therefore indicative of what draws us back again and again to Africa. Whether crouched in a blind for hours until he can clearly make out the individual rosettes on a leopard’s hide or listening to the professional hunter utter “Oh oh, you should run” when faced with a charging elephant cow, Tom McIntyre brings to life amazing African animals and exciting expeditions in Augusts in Africa.

Vagabond

Author: Barry Ray
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438994834
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Vagabond from the Author: Barry Ray. All David Helm wanted in life was adventure. Finding gold and treasure was his dream. His dream turned into a nightmare. With his best friend, the ex cop Daniel O’Brien, an accumulation of idiots and an ancient treasure map, they all boarded David’s plane for a trip to the Amazon. A plane crash into the canopy of the rainforest 140 feet from the ground was a whole lot more adventure than David Helm had bargained for. The Amazon jungle was filled with little brown men with blowguns and poison darts, all dedicated to the demise of David and his group of investors, environmentalists and stowaways; with a couple of young lady gold diggers thrown in for good measure. David’s job was simple: Find the gold, defeat the headhunters, stay alive and find a way out of the rainforest and home. To accomplish all this he would have to rely on his many abilities and experiences from his military service in Vietnam, which to hear his friend Daniel O’Brien tell it, were vast indeed...

Adventures In Yellowstone

Author: M. Mark Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756136
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Adventures In Yellowstone from the Author: M. Mark Miller. After its establishment in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was sufficiently famous that numerous people risked bear maulings, Indian attacks, and geyser burns just to glimpse its wonders. A surprising number of those who survived wrote about their adventures. The best of these stories are collected in Adventures in Yellowstone. Presenting a dozen narratives—journal entries, letters, and diaries—with an introduction to each, and with historic photographs, postcards, and woodcuts, this book is the essential compilation of the most gripping first-person accounts of the early years of America's most cherished national park.

The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville

Author: Irving, Washington
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 1773137565
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The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville from the Author: Irving, Washington. When Captain James Bonneville left for California in May of 1832 his motives were mixed. Officially, the French-born officer was on a two-year leave of absence from the U. S. Army, but he carried orders to collect information on the geography, geology, and topography of the Country within the limits of the Territories belonging to the United States, between our frontier, and the Pacific.

The Vagabonds

Author: Thomas Larson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595344925
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The Vagabonds from the Author: Thomas Larson. In September of 1937, Eagle Scout Tom Larson put a packsack on his back and set out to see the world. After two years at the University of Minnesota, he hitchhiked westward from his hometown of Aitkin, Minnesota. Eight months later as a seaman on a west coast oil tanker, he'd saved $250 dollars. After riding on freight cars and hitchhiking, he arrived in New York City. Luckily he was able to work passage on a Danish freighter to Antwerp, Belgium. Then on his bicycle "Napoleon" he traveled through Belgium and Holland and thence through England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Across the North Sea to Norway he cycled through Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, the three Baltic states into Poland and Nazi Germany. In Paris he met his friend, Eagle Scout Edwin Woolverton, of Albert Lea, Minnesota. After wild and hilarious adventures in France and Belgium, they crossed the Mediterranean to Algeria. They took refuge in the youth hostel in Sidi Bou Said, Tunesia. From there their vagabond travels took them to Sardinia, Italy, Switzerland, and back into Germany. Back in Paris they mingled with refugees before making one last journey into West German bordertowns and Holland. War threatened at any day. Luckily in late March of 1939, they worked their way home on a Norwegian freighter through a great North Atlantic storm to New York, just four months before the Nazis invaded Poland and began WWII. On December 7th, 1941, Tom ended up in the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Edwin Woolverton served on numerous merchant ships during the war. They survived on a shoe-string budget, good luck, oatmeal and Scout hospitality.