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African Game Trails

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

by Roosevelt, Theodore

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Bound in pictorial full green cloth boards, gilt lettering (still sharp), contains over 200 illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and others and drawings by Phillip Goodwin, xxii 583 pages. Wear to head and heel of spine and along bottom edges of boards, small dent to top edge of rear board, some wear along spine edges.

Synopsis

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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book dealer
Last Word Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1353
Title
African Game Trails
Author
Roosevelt, Theodore
Illustrator
Roosevelt, Kermit
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First trade edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner’s Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1910
Pages
583
Size
7” X 9.75”
Size
7” X 9.75”

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