Death in the Dark Continent

Titre : Death in the Dark Continent
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9780312186159
Libération : 1983-05-15

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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.

The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.


The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement

Titre : The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement
Auteur : Nathaniel Deutsch
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674047280
Libération : 2011-10-03

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At the turn of the twentieth century, over forty percent of the world’s Jews lived within the Russian Empire, almost all in the Pale of Settlement. From the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Jews of the Pale created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. This led the historian Simon Dubnow to label the territory a Jewish “Dark Continent.”

Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary and aspiring ethnographer named An-sky pledged to explore the Pale. He dreamed of leading an ethnographic expedition that would produce an archive―what he called an Oral Torah of the common people rather than the rabbinic elite―which would preserve Jewish traditions and transform them into the seeds of a modern Jewish culture. Between 1912 and 1914, An-sky and his team collected jokes, recorded songs, took thousands of photographs, and created a massive ethnographic questionnaire. Consisting of 2,087 questions in Yiddish―exploring the gamut of Jewish folk beliefs and traditions, from everyday activities to spiritual exercises to marital intimacies―the Jewish Ethnographic Program constitutes an invaluable portrait of Eastern European Jewish life on the brink of destruction.

Nathaniel Deutsch offers the first complete translation of the questionnaire, as well as the riveting story of An-sky’s almost messianic efforts to create a Jewish ethnography in an era of revolutionary change. An-sky’s project was halted by World War I, and within a few years the Pale of Settlement would no longer exist. These survey questions revive and reveal shtetl life in all its wonder and complexity.


By Peter Hathaway Capstick Death in the Dark Continent (1st First Edition) [Hardcover]

Titre : By Peter Hathaway Capstick Death in the Dark Continent (1st First Edition) [Hardcover]
Auteur : Peter H Capstick
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
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Death in the Dark Continent

Dark in the City of Light: A Novel

Titre : Dark in the City of Light: A Novel
Auteur : Paul Robertson
Éditeur : Bethany House
ISBN-13 : 9780764205699
Libération :

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The climate is tense in 1870s Europe as mistrust and suspicion rule the day. When the wife of Baron Harsanyi--a well-connected military attache--is found murdered, it is only the first in a series of evil acts committed by a shadowy enemy bent on destroying the baron. As nations ready for war, the baron must uncover the truth as he and his two adult children are launched straight into the maelstrom that will engulf the continent.

Death in the Dark Continent - Leather - Personally Signed by Peter Capstick

Titre : Death in the Dark Continent - Leather - Personally Signed by Peter Capstick
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Éditeur : The Buckingham Mint
ISBN-13 :
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Peter Hathaway Capstick: Death in the Dark Continent (Hardcover); 1983 Edition

Titre : Peter Hathaway Capstick: Death in the Dark Continent (Hardcover); 1983 Edition
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Éditeur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
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Nathaniel Deutsch'sThe Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement [Hardcover]2011

Titre : Nathaniel Deutsch'sThe Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement [Hardcover]2011
Auteur : N., (Author) Deutsch
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
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The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement by Nathaniel Deutsch (2011-11-29)

Titre : The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement by Nathaniel Deutsch (2011-11-29)
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Éditeur : Harvard University Press
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Death in the Dark Continent

Titre : Death in the Dark Continent
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466803930
Libération : 1989-07-15

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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

The Jewish Dark Continent

Titre : The Jewish Dark Continent
Auteur : Nathaniel Deutsch
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674062641
Libération : 2011-11-29

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The Jews of the Pale of Settlement created a distinctive way of life little known beyond its borders. Just before World War I, a socialist revolutionary named An-sky and his team collected jokes, recorded songs, took thousands of photographs, and created a revealing questionnaire in Yiddish, translated here in its entirety for the first time.

Through the Dark Continent

Titre : Through the Dark Continent
Auteur : Henry Morton Stanley
Éditeur : Nabu Press
ISBN-13 : 1295716283
Libération : 2014-02

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Daybreak in the Dark Continent

Titre : Daybreak in the Dark Continent
Auteur : Wilson Samuel Naylor
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:AH5QZA
Libération : 1913

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Death in the Long Grass

Titre : Death in the Long Grass
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466803923
Libération : 1978-01-15

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Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick's own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grass portrays the great killers of the African bush-- not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world-- underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle. As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view the Africa that few people have ever seen.

Heroes of the Dark Continent

Titre : Heroes of the Dark Continent
Auteur : J.W. Buel
Éditeur : Рипол Классик
ISBN-13 : 9785875112867
Libération : 1971

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The Strange Death of Europe

Titre : The Strange Death of Europe
Auteur : Douglas Murray
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781472942227
Libération : 2017-05-04

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The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.

Death in the Silent Places

Titre : Death in the Silent Places
Auteur : Peter Hathaway Capstick
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466803947
Libération : 1989-04-15

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Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness.

Dark Continent

Titre : Dark Continent
Auteur : Mark Mazower
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307555502
Libération : 2009-05-20

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"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take. Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention. Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europe's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dark Continent and Its Secrets

Titre : The Dark Continent and Its Secrets
Auteur : Graeme Mercer Adam
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UCD:31175035176034
Libération : 1890

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