Peter Hathaway Capstick first earned a name as an outdoor writer in the pages of such magazines as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Hunting, The American Hunter, and Outdoor Life. In Last Horizons, the first of a two-volume collection of his hunting, fishing, and shooting tales, Capstick shares twenty-four stories of his keen eye and steady hand with rifle, shotgun, bow, and typewriter.
The critically acclaimed successor to Hemingway and Robert Ruark repeatedly put himself in harm’s way to write about close scrapes with his trademark wit and dash. He tells what it’s like to be in the path of an express train with Horns—the Cape buffalo; describes the heart-stopping sensation of sharing the immediate bush with several sickle-clawed lions that most certainly were prone to argue; and recounts his adventures bow-fishing for exotic species in the piranha-filled rivers of Brazil.
Featuring finely rendered drawings by famous wildlife artist Dino Paravano, Capstick’s experiences on five continents, painfully gained—and almost lost—with the most dangerous of game, are the yardsticks against which most modern exotic and hunting adventures are gauged.
“No one since Hemingway (with the possible exception of Ruark) has written on these subjects with such literary gusto.”—Kirkus Reviews