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The Astonishing Elephant: An Ardent Appreciation of an Astonishing Animalby Shana Alexander
Synopses & Reviews
"Elephant" contains the most marvelous stories and history about these mysterious behemoths, from Hannibal's crossing of the Alps to Barnum's Jumbo. Their story is full of humor, sorrow, wisdom, sex, science, and human interest. 16-page photo insert.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -283) and index.
About the Author
SHANA ALEXANDER is the author of numerous books, including the bestsellers Nutcracker and Anyone's Daughter, about Patty Hearst. Her other stories of true crime detail the lives of Jean Harris and Bess Meyerson. Her book about her own family, Happy Days, was published in 1995. She lives on Long Island.
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