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A Man Called Lion

Peter Capstick

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John Taylor is well known to just about anybody interested in firearms or African hunting. This is the first complete biography of this very controversial character, written by Peter H. Capstick with research by Brian Marsh, a longtime Taylor acquaintance. Capstick tracks the life of this enigmatic figure from his early days in Ireland to the day he left Nyasaland in disgrace and in fear...
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A MAN CALLED LION
The Life and Times of John Howard "Pondoro" Taylor
by Peter Capstick

1994 Long Beach, 260pp, b&w photos, 6x9, hardcover, dj
ISBN: 978-1-57157-272-1

John Taylor is well known to just about anybody interested in firearms or African hunting. This is the first complete biography of this very controversial character, written by Peter H. Capstick with research by Brian Marsh, a longtime Taylor acquaintance. Capstick tracks the life of this enigmatic figure from his early days in Ireland to the day he left Nyasaland in disgrace and in fear of arrest some forty years later. Also included are his wretched, depressing final years in London. Nothing is held back-whether it be his smuggling affair in Canada, ivory poaching, refusal to pay his bills, his tall tales and impressive escapes, or his homosexuality.This is Capstick at his very best on one of Africa's most intriguing characters.

This is what one of our readers had to say: "If a ever a man turned the gender concept on its ear, it was John Howard "Pondoro" Taylor. He shot the biggest game, carried the best big-bore rifles, and fought the toughest men. I would ask readers to overlook Taylor's sexual orientation and concentrate on his prowess as a writer, hunter, and rifleman."

Another reader wrote: "I absolutely loved this book. Pondoro may have had faults, but this is a great tale! The chapter on Fletcher Jamieson is brilliant!"

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