The Dutch Century

The Dutch Century

Subtitle : The Great White Hunter—Southern Africa
Author : Carl Douglass
ISBN No. : 9781637471142



Book : The Dutch Century

ISBN Number : 9781637471142
Book Name : The Dutch Century (The Great White Hunter—Southern Africa)
Book Pages : 398

The Great White Hunter—Southern Africa is the third and final book of the Dutch Century Trilogy. It covers the last two-thirds of the 1600s, during which the Dutch exercised considerable control of all sub-Saharan Africa. Among the Dutch who spent significant portions of their lives in the region were farmers, traders, builders, mariners, and slavers. And, most interesting, some intrepid long-distance hunters. They sought fortunes as rewards for museum-quality mounted specimens, success beyond their wildest imaginations from the elephant tusk/ivory trade, and adventure—always adventure. They were brave and hardy souls who faced hardships of miserable travel in oxwaggons, difficult to manage native helpers, balky oxen, mules, and horses. In addition, there were problems of tribalism, close calls from fearsome beasts, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, crocs, and dangerous men. Piet van Brakel explored the lower half of the African continent while still a fugitive from the dangerous Dutch VOC. To succeed, he had to control the vicissitudes of weather—floods, droughts, winds, starvation, and great thirsts. He was the baas, the bwana who had to deal with all unseen and unknown surprises. That included: animal attacks, Arab slaver/killer invasion, war with ruthless Zulu impis, poisons, malfunctioning guns, and misbehaving men of his safari team. He lost six of his nine lives, accumulated hard-won treasure twice, and gained incomparable friends and success beyond measure. Such a life was never a sure thing for the man. How he accomplished, that is the stuff of legend.

Author : Carl Douglass

Author Tag Line : Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism

Carl Douglass is an octogenarian author of some forty books, mostly historical fiction and adventure. His writing allows him to escape reality, study faraway places with strange-sounding names, and associate with men and women he profoundly respects. That includes the owner and staff of Publication Consultants and his fellow authors, the brilliant members of AuthorMasterminds. He now lives in a city with busy streets, amenities, and friendly crowds. He would have had a humdrum and lonely life without his good wife.

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Weight 1.02 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 in


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