Theodore Roosevelt on Hunting

Revised and Expanded

£15.95

IN STOCK

ISBN: 9781493040025

PUBLICATION DATE: July 30, 2019

CATEGORY: Gifts and History

BINDING: Paperback / softback

EXTENT: 496 pages

There have been few hunters as daring, as powerful, and as articulate as the twenty-sixth US president, Theodore Roosevelt. From his ranching years in the Dakota Territory to the famous African adventures, Roosevelt’s tales are unparalleled stories of the hunt. The best of them are collected here.

Of Roosevelt’s many volumes of hunting and exploration, two reader favourites have always been Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail and African Game Trails, both excerpted here. During his ranching years, Roosevelt ranged far and wide, and his African trips were also famously bold. In all his expeditions, Roosevelt reveals in detail hunts that were incredibly journeys of both pursuit and discovery, for wherever he went in the outdoors he assumed the dual roles of hunter and naturalist.

The hunts range from upland birds and waterfowl to prized big game animals like elk, bear, and sheep amid lofty peaks. There are goat pursuits among iceglazed mountain spires, and close encounters with grizzlies in the black timber. He survives lion charges and buffalo attacks, and stumbles on elephants..