The Man-Eaters of Tsavo [NOOK Book]

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The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo maneaters.

The book describes attacks by man-eating lions on the builders of the Uganda Railway in Tsavo, Kenya in 1898 and how the lions were eventually killed by Patterson. It was remarkable as nearly 140 people were killed by the maneaters in less than a year. ...
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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

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Overview

The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo maneaters.

The book describes attacks by man-eating lions on the builders of the Uganda Railway in Tsavo, Kenya in 1898 and how the lions were eventually killed by Patterson. It was remarkable as nearly 140 people were killed by the maneaters in less than a year.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012802828
  • Publisher: Seven Treasures Publications
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 175,255
  • File size: 406 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2000

    Two books in one

    An excellent first-hand account of a grueling game of cat and mouse. Accompanied by excellent photgraphs taken by the author and his crew. Strangely, though, the demise of the lions occurs halfway through the book, leaving the remaining 150 pages or so to tell of the constuction of the railroad bridge and serve as a sort of anthropological study of the people, surroundings and environment. Very Hemingway-esque in its setting and mood but electrified by the fact that it is a first-hand account of true events.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    I bought this book to read about how they killed the lions. The

    I bought this book to read about how they killed the lions. They are dead less then halfway through the book! This book seems to have been written to inflate Patterson's ego. Capstick is a much better author if you are looking to read about Africa.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    Written more for a hunter.

    The story of the Man-Eaters of Tsavo is completed by the 14th chapter and the rest of the book is about Patterson as some great white hunter. Rather depressing to find the story advertised in the title was done about a quarter into the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    big game hunting thrills...

    I'm a big fan of Sir Peter Hathaway Capstick, the greatest big game hunter of the 20th century. He edited this book which was enough for me to give it a try. Like most books about africa, you have to take your time because there's so many hard words to pronounce. Believe me, if you like big game hunting and you like Capstick; you'll love this!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2003

    Scary!!!

    A positively bone-chilling book.For brave readers only!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    One of the finest African hunting tales of the English language.

    Patterson does wonders with this book. He's on the same level as Hemingway, Capstick, and Kipling. This book is for anyone looking for some good insight into the hunting life in Africa.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    Absolutely Chilling

    After seeing the movie based on this book I was curious. Reading the book made me realize how much the movie had been watered down. Two of the actual lions have been stuffed and can be seen at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Read the book, then go see the exhibit.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    An awesome book

    The Man Eaters of Tsavo is a well written book, by a man with an incredible knack for wording. Beautiful descriptions as they are written as first hand accounts.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 7, 2012

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