Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman Etherington

By Norman Etherington

This booklet tells the tale of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in overdue nineteenth-century Africa, who could encourage novelists similar to Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The ebook describes Selous’ remarkable adventures, from elephant-hunting, and diamond-prospecting, to an early excursion to stumbled on Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) within the eu scramble for Africa. The e-book additionally examines Selous’ relationships with different influential humans of the time, together with Robert Baden-Powell, Frederick Russell Burnham, Cecil Rhodes, King Lobengula of the Ndebele, and American President Teddy Roosevelt. In enormous online game Hunter Norman Etherington paints a skilful portrait of a posh guy who all started as an elephant hunter yet who ultimately based the various first video game reserves in Africa and used to be acclaimed through either the nationwide heritage Museum and the Royal Geographical Society for his collections and discoveries. Selous, who used to be killed via a German sniper bullet in Tanganyika within the First global battle, used to be one of many world’s nice adventurers.

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