Autobiography of a man who after an army career in India and Germany, became British Military Attache in the Sudan. He later started a safari company in Kenya, but was forced to leave in 1984. He returned to England, where he has tried to come to terms with modern-day life.
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Hook came of age in an era when Britain sent its sons to the outposts of empire. On graduation from Sandhurst in the late 1930s he joined a cavalry regiment in India. Impatient because the mechanization of his regiment was delayed, he volunteered for service in New Guinea and later fought in Burma. He was also stationed in Germany, Hong Kong and Aden, with his longest stay in the Sudan. After military service, he was in charge of a game viewing lodge in Kenya, returning to England in 1984. Hook's depiction of life in his various stations could have been written by Kiplingpig-sticking in India, buffalo and elephant hunting in Africa, and polo everywhere, except that he was present at the death, not the flourishing of empire.
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Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11031201631X
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 031201631X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0865159