The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

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by Col J. H. Patterson
     
 

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Colonel Patterson describes his adventures and trials dealing with man-eating lions and during his big game hunting expeditions in East Africa during the era prior to safaris and the tourist trade. African exploration was clearly not for the faint of heart in these early rugged days.

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Colonel Patterson describes his adventures and trials dealing with man-eating lions and during his big game hunting expeditions in East Africa during the era prior to safaris and the tourist trade. African exploration was clearly not for the faint of heart in these early rugged days.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500161491
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/2014
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, DSO (10 November 1867 - 18 June 1947), known as J.H. Patterson, was a British soldier, hunter, author and Zionist, best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (1907), which details his experiences while building a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in Kenya in 1898-99. In the 1996 Paramount Picturesfilm The Ghost and the Darkness, he was portrayed by actor Val Kilmer.

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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TWardell More than 1 year ago
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.
redfan More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A positively bone-chilling book.For brave readers only!
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