Hell West and Crooked - secondhand
Crocodile and Buffalo Hunting Adventures in the Far North. By Tom Cole. Published this edition in 1990. 292 pages. Hardcover in excellent condition.
This is the autobiography of Tom Cole, a real life 'Crocodile Dundee', a man famed throughout the Outback and Papua New Guinea for his skills as a horseman, and buffalo and crocodile hunter.
His autobiography takes a lifestyle that has often been idealised and shows the grim realities of living in one of the harshest places in the world. As Tom Cole explains, 'There is no need to invent anything about the bush. It was tough and it was rugged ... that's all.' Tom and the characters he meets are storng spirited. Their actions and experiences are tough, amazing, humourous and sometimes heartbreaking.