The Man-Eaters of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures (Paperback)
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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures (Paperback)

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When the British government undertook the construction of the Uganda Railway through East Africa in 1898, harsh criticism from the press, tremendous amounts of money spent, and rebelliousness of the workers turned out to be the least of the government's worries. Their biggest obstacle came in the form of two ravenous lions with a taste for human flesh, terrorizing the 35,000 labourers building a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. After killing more than 130 people over the course of nine months, the lions completely halted construction, as the workers were too afraid to continue. Colonel John Henry Patterson, the chief engineer overseeing the project, then took matters into his own hands. An inexperienced hunter at the time, but a courageous and clever man, he took on the beasts and single-handedly brought an end to their nine-month reign of terror. Patterson's true account of his gripping and terrifying adventures confronting the lions and overseeing the project termed "The Lunatic Line," while tackling countless other obstacles, is a must for anyone looking for a thrilling read. With over 100 original photos of the East African lands, native tribes, and wild animals, "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo" is a true hunting classic.

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781620874066
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 155 mm

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“Amazing so far”

Bought this book for my husband who has read all the Jim Corbett series time and time again. This is an amazing true account - he hasn't yet finished it - of the dangers of Africa.

A good read

Paperback edition
17th January 2011
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“The Man-Eaters of Tsavo”

This is the first hand account of the infamour Man-eaters of Tsavo told through the words of the man who hunted them in order to progress the building of the East African railway into the interior of the African... More

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30th January 2012
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