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

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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 governments worries. Their biggest obstacle came in the form of two ravenous lions with a taste for human flesh, terrorizing the 35,000 laborers building a railway bridge over the Tsavo River.

After killing more than one hundred-thirty 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.

Pattersons 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.

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“[ . . . ] the incident of the Uganda man-eating lions [ . . . ] is the most remarkable account of which we have any record.” –Theodore Roosevelt

About the Author

Colonel John Henry Patterson (1865–1947) was an Anglo-Irish soldier, hunter, and author. After overseeing construction of the Uganda Railroad in Tsavo, he became chief game warden in Kenya. He later served with the British Army in World War I. He is the author of In the Grip of Nyika, With the Zionists in Gallipoli, and With the Judeans in the Palestine Campaign.

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ISBN:
9781620874066
Author:
Patterson, John Henry
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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