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AFRICAN ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES: ESCAPADES IN EAST AFRICA WITH MAU MAU AND GIANT FOREST HOGS
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AFRICAN ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES: ESCAPADES IN EAST AFRICA WITH MAU MAU AND GIANT FOREST HOGS

Author: William York
Publisher: SAFARI PRESS, Oct 2003
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-57157-177-9

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Vol. 45 in Safari Press?s Classics in African Hunting Series. York has been in on his share of unusual encounters. In Kenya he & a companion trekked alone through the desert of the NFD & had to fend off marauding lions that ate his caravan ponies. In Mau Mau, he encountered a terrorist who took potshots at his victims with a stolen elephant gun. Keeps you turning the pages. Color & B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 250 pgs.

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From his early days in Kenya when he and a companion trekked alone through the desert of the NFD and had to fend off marauding lions that ate his caravan ponies to encountering a Mau Mau terrorist who took potshots at his victims with a stolen elephant gun, the late Bill York gives an entertaining account of his life that will keep you turning the pages. York was there when the RAF bombed the rain forest to rid Kenya of the dreaded Mau Mau, and he gives an insider?s view to the funny and outrageous behavior of some his famous acquaintances?Eric Rundgren, Ken Dawson, Frank Broadbent, and Iodine Ionides.

There are stories about how York found a cache of rhino and elephant ivory that J. A. Hunter had stashed before his death, and how John Boyes managed to exasperate British authorities with his dastardly deeds! There is an entire chapter on hunting giant forest hogs, and there are encounters and adventures with crop-raiding elephant and ghost buffalo that could be seen but not killed. As with York's previous book, the pages are loaded with interesting anecdotes, fascinating tales, and well-written prose that give insight into East Africa and its more famous characters.

As Bill York says, "Most guiding for big game is pretty unadventuresome work." However, when there is excitement, it comes in spades, and Bill York has been in on his share of unusual encounters. From his early days in Kenya when he and a companion trekked alone through the desrt of the NFD and had to fend off marauding lions that ate his caravan ponies to encountering a Mau Mau terrorist who took potshots at his victims with a stolen elephant gun, York's entertaining account of his life will keep you turning the pages.


 
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