ELEPHANTS AND IVORY by

ELEPHANTS AND IVORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An old African hand provides some joyous reconteuring as he thinks back to the days when hunting was hunting and poaching was permissible as long as you got away with it. Jordan traveled light and far and hunted with the Wanderobo, the Lumbwa, conquering devil lions and slaying ivorybearers. He has many tales to tell -- of an elephant slaughter he did not enjoy, of an even less endurable movie safari (when he took risks and lost a good man for a photographer whose work came to nothing because of overexposure), of a man who tried to kill his white hunter instead of his lion, of the leg that took the Boer bullet, the Kial spear, the mamba's strike. There are memories of comradeship as well as the usual attitudes toward the beasts from admired elephant and lion to the loathed crocodile. An authentic game trophy.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1955
Publisher: Rinehart