JUNGLE MAN by Major P.J. Pretorius
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Adventures and thrills at their best in this picture of modern man conquering the jungles -- a book that those who like the Jim Corbett books will find to their taste. A fascinating autobiography of a man who spent most of his life on safari in Africa, hunting elephants for their tusks, hunting lions, leopards, zebras as an avocation and serving during World War I as General Smuts' chief scout. His most notable adventure was the tracking down and destroying -- for the British Admiralty- of the German cruiser Konigsberg, which was in hiding up the Rufiji river. A long, profitable career hunting elephants through African jungles was marked by harrowing escapes, by incredible feats of daring. Here is a wealth of authentic information on wild life, the peoples- both colonials and natives (cannibals, pygmies, friendly aborigines). The author wins his reader with wry humor and bravado and self reliance and his taste for high adventure. Plus sale for boys.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1948
ISBN: 1164495631
Publisher: Dutton