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Man-Eaters of Tsavo, The

Authorjohn henry patterson Entered2002-01-23 11:47:45 by chall
Editedit data record FreedomPublic domain (disclaimer)
SubjectG.T - Manners and customs
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A Unique Story of Man-eating Lions
by Charles P. Hall (chall@rtpnet.org) on 2002-01-23 11:47:45, review #173
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This book details the author's adventures in East Africa at the turn of the century. While building a railroad through Uganda his workers were attacked by man-eating lions. These attacks were the worst on record and devoured 28 of his Indian workers as well as countless African natives. Petterson single-handedly tracked and killed the lions and his story is riveting. This book has been made into a movie twice: as "Bwana Devil" and "The Ghost and the Darkness". Neither is as good as this book.

For a comparable tale of man-eating tigers in India, see Jim Corbett's "Man-Eaters of Kumaon" (1946).


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