Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940-1996), a former Wall Street stockbroker turned professional adventurer, was critically acclaimed as the successor to Hemingway and Ruark in African hunting literature. After giving up his career, the New Jersey native hunted in Central and South America before going to Africa in 1968, where he held professional hunting licenses in Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Capstick also served in that most perilous of trades--Elephant and Buffalo Cropping Officer. In addition to writing about hunting, he was also featured in an award-winning safari video and audio tapes.Captstick settled in Pretoria, South Africa with his wife Fiona until his death at age 56.
"If high adventure teetering on the edge of abject terror...is your bag, then Capstick is your man. Nobody does it better!" --Denver Post"Downright delightful...on the bedrock levels of African natural history, tribal sociology, and appropriate sporting weapons, Capstick is dead accurate." --Robert F. Jones, Sports Illustrated"[Capstick] keeps the tradition of great safari adventure alive in each of his books." --African Expedition Gazette