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African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings Of an American Hunter-Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt - Paperback - Reprint Edition - 2001 - from PRAIRIE CREEK BOOKS & TEA LLC (SKU: 019419)

African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings Of an American Hunter-Naturalist

African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings Of an American Hunter-Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt - Paperback - Reprint Edition - 2001 - from PRAIRIE CREEK BOOKS & TEA LLC (SKU: 019419)
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African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings Of an American Hunter-Naturalist

by Theodore Roosevelt

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Torrington, Wyoming: The Narrative Press LLC, 2001 Book. New. Soft cover. Reprint Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. N/none, new pb, 431 pp. Perfect bound, color illustrated stiff paper wraps with black text on upper, and gold colored text on spine. Interior pages clean, unmarked, uncreased. Binding is tight..

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Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for reelection as President of the United States in 1908. Partly as a vacation, partly to avoid the press as his friend Taft set up a new administration, (and partly for self-promotion), T.R. set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for a future exposition at the Smithsonian. Scribner's magazine underwrote the trip by paying $50,000 for twelve articles. It is these articles that eventually became African Game Trails.In April 1909, T.R. and his son Kermit arrived in Mombasa. With an entourage of 250 porters and guides, the Roosevelts spent a year snaking across British East Africa, into the Belgian Congo and back to the Nile, ending in Khartoum. This narrative is a straightforward chronicle of the trip, laced with tips on tracking and hunting African big game, and observations and opinions about Africa and its peoples, many of which are politically incorrect by today's standards. T.R. believed in the inferiority of most African peoples and recommended they be civilized by European rule.For the most part, however, African Game Trails is a book about big game hunting. Over the course of the year, the Roosevelts collected (i.e. shot) 1,100 specimens, including eleven elephants, twenty rhinoceroses, seventeen lions, twenty zebra, seven hippopotamuses, seven giraffes, and six buffalo. This was a different era, to be sure. In a way that makes the account all the more valuable. African Games Trails is well-written and rolls along easily, like a good, long, after-dinner story. It is also a striking record of early 20th-century African culture and natural history. It is great fun and highly recommended for the non-squeamish.

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Title
African Game Trails: An Account of the African Wanderings Of an American Hunter-Naturalist
Author
Theodore Roosevelt
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
New New
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None
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1589760069
ISBN 13
9781589760066
Publisher
The Narrative Press LLC
Place of Publication
Torrington, Wyoming
Date published
2001
Keywords
Theodore Roosevelt, Africa, African Safari, Big Game Hunting
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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