According to John Henry Pattersons book The Man-eaters of Tsavo, the first lion was 2.95 meters long from nose to tip of the tail and took eight men to carry it back to the campsite. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is a documentary recounting the story of a pair of man-eating predator lions that were killed by a team, known as the Tsavo Man-eaters. In this book there are some twist that were not very. I disagree with trophy hunting fundamentally. It tells the story of the author's time in Africa from 1898. From United States; The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by Colonel J.H. The first half of this book is great. I have put some on record myself. I liked the story about the lions. It is titled after a pair of lions which killed his workers, and which he eventually killed. It is most widely known for recounting the story of a pair of lions that he killed, known as the Tsavo maneaters. Now I have no problem with the hunting and killing of a man eater. I also liked the old timey adventure. It is most widely known for recounting the story of a pair of lions that he killed, known as the Tsavo maneaters. Im sure thats how most people came across this book. She will love it. Yes, the book is readable, however the author has painted himself as the greatest savior of the indentured laborers who were treated badly by Patterson, and fined them heavily for petty and insignificant matters. Written over a hundred years ago, in a simple and very entertaining way, showing the world as it was then, a great book ! A fabulous story, even with Patterson's truly weird decision to pause the story of the MAN EATING LIONS for entire chapters while he discusses his railway construction (which said, that railway pretty much created a country and allowed British domination of East Africa, so.). He did not apologize nor did he feel the need to defend his belief system. After visiting the Field Museum in Chicago and seeing the pelts from the two infamous lions, The Ghost and The Darkness, I was struck by truly how huge these lions must have been. This is written by John Patterson and tells his perspective of the lions and how he managed to end their reign of terror. Man-eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett Hardcover CDN$33.07. However, the rest of the book is more about trophy hunting, which was not as interesting. Unsurprisingly, some of his views here have not aged well. On the other hand, a good deal of the book is concerned with his hunting trips which he assumes his audience is most interested in. Its a gift for my wife. Hunting for food, fine, for bragging rights, disgusting. There are many stories but the most famous is the two man eaters who slaughtered over a hundred workers before being killed by the author. So why read and indeed enjoy this book? The remainder provides an often tedious account of Patterson shooting his way through Africa's wildlife. I could have gone without the second part of the book, but there was some interesting stories in there none the less. Tsavo lions have long been notoriously known as man-eaters. Be the first to ask a question about The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. This item: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by John Henry Patterson Paperback CDN$15.83. A guy at my local waterstones store sourced this stunning hardcover for me over 15 years ago now and I was so grateful to him for the efforts he took to find it. Those familiar with the movie "The Ghost and the Darkness" will be familiar with a part of this story, but half the book deals with happenings after the events of that story. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. In this book there are some twist that were not very expecting, but definitely took me by surprise. Patterson would go out to hunt the man eaters as big game. [, I had goosebumps several times when I read about these hunters. The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 that recounts his experiences while overseeing the construction of a railroad bridge in what would become Kenya. Neither is as good as this book. In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. He started to feel as if he wasnt hunting the tigers but the tigers were hunting him. Let me explain. The account of these Tsavo man-eating lions is an epic tale of terrible tragedies spanning several months. And before anyone jumps at the author's preoccupation with killing wildlife (believe me, as a conservationist, I should be the first to condemn that behavior) just remember that much of what we learned of the world's species in that era came from hunters. Following the death of the lions, the book tells many stories concerning local wildlife (including other lions), local tribes, the discovery of the man-eaters' cave, and various hunting expeditions. The book is about when the people of Tsavo (135+ men) were building a bridge across the Tsavo river. At the end. Was a little disappointed to find that its only the first third of the book, with the rest being Patterson's memoirs - which are fine but not as exciting as the story of the man-eaters. The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 that recounts his experiences while overseeing the construction of a railroad bridge in what would become Kenya. It features black and white photos and has rough cut paper edges to mimic the original printing. Bought this book because I wanted to read about the lions that attacked the encampments. The book describes attacks by man-eating lions on the builders of the Uganda Railway in Tsavo, Kenya in 1898 and how the lions were eventually killed by Patterson. 8vo paperback with flaps (139 x 214mm). The Man-Eaters Of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures, Beneath the Same Stars: A Novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, The Master Of Verona (Star-Cross'd Book 1), The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets. Mildly interesting diary of some after work hunting by John Henry Patterson. The first third deals with the title characters, two lions preying on railway workers, and the authors efforts to stop their reign of terror. Patterson said that the he will end the Reign of Terror what patterson didn't know was that this would eat about ten months later. An interesting book, particularly when looked at from a historical perspective. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo maneaters. MAN EATERS OF TSAVO. THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO is a great book recounting the story of a pair of man-eating predator lions that the author and his team killed, known as the Tsavo Man-eaters. Book was ok. Half the book is on the 2 lions, the other half on other adventures he had in Africa. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. These lions--who for nearly a year terrorized East Africa--succeeded in bringing the construction of a railway line to a complete halt, and have been credited with the deaths of some one hundred people. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. A classic of lion hunting in British East Africa. Kindle Store. Hunting for food, fine, for bragging rights, disgusting. The book was written very well and thoughtfully, and the author used very appropriate and advanced vocabulary throughout the story. What I found odd is the indiscriminate hunting of trophies. I read half then went back and finished the into after reading the book. We have fallen a. There was no compassion (see details of his exploits in Charles Miller's 'The Lunatic Express'). With Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Bernard Hill, Tom Wilkinson. The book is really two parts, the first is his story of how he dealt with the two cunning lions who prefered human meat, the second is about his big game hunting exploits throughout Africa afterwards. One that can be enjoyed by all, and the second which will appeal to a very specific type of Hunter. It really was a good book if. He killed man eating lions to allow the railroad to be built. While the famous man-eaters are the centerpiece of the book, there are other tales involving lions as well, some quite chilling. The book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is an amazing story written by J.H Patterson in the year of 1907. December 15th 1985 I love the movie The Ghost and The Darkness and I wanted to hear the real story. I have put some on record myself. Great Book excellent condition. John Henry Patterson became famous for killing the two. by St. Martin's Press, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures. Image: The Field Museum But in a new study , DeSantis was able to put this hypothesis to the test. Considered one of the greatest man-eating sagas of all time, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is the firsthand account of the infamous Tsavo lions. I disagree with trophy hunting fundamentally. Interesting historical sketches including meeting the Masai named Lenana, after whom the point on Mt Kenya is named and descriptions of Nairobi before it was a town. But the book, in the end, was rather a disappointment. The Man-eaters of Tsavo and other East African Adventures is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo man-eaters. Considered one of the greatest man-eating sagas of all time, this book is the firsthand account of the infamous Tsavo lions. In the year 1898, two man-eating lions terrorised the land of Tsavo, killing over 100 men in a span of a year. I first came to the topic of the Tsavo man-eaters via the movie called "The Ghost and the Darkness", which is very loosely based on this book here. It is a well told first person account of a strange occurrence while trying to build a bridge in Africa. . Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, DSO, known as J.H. A wonderful story of a railroad engineer building the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1898 and 1899. I also liked the old timey adventure. Patterson (also the author of the book) landed in a very beautiful place of kenya. The moral of these examples are the tigers were big, scary, and not afraid of humans. I'm not a fan of killing for sport--and with the hindsight of many of Patterson's quarries becoming endangered--the second half of the book was a great disappointment. Petterson single-handedly tracked and killed the lions and his story is riveting. Patterson From the time of Herodotus until to-day, lion stories innumerable have been told and written. Included in Patterson's account of the Man-Eaters at Tsavo are other stories from his time in East Africa. So I give this 4 stars against other travelogue / memoirs written in the early 20th century/late 19th century. (Czech). I was going to go three stars until I thought about it that way. One that can be enjoyed. Interesting narration on the events by the very man who lived the times when these lions triggered chaos in Tsavo over more than a century ago; if you have seen the movie "The Ghost and the Darkness" then you are familiar with the story, although the film is inaccurate in several detail. There are also his impressions of the country and its people as well as stories of dealing with his labor force which is primarily Indian. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. It is full of adventure and the unspoken belief that the sun never set on the British Empire. We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in our bookseller curated gift guide. The Man-eaters of Tsavo is a book written by John Henry Patterson in 1907 about a pair of lions that he killed in Kenya, known as the Tsavo maneaters. His anthropological descriptions (while also dated) are also interesting. (1907) 2004 reprint. The first half of the book relates Patterson's efforts to destroy the man-eaters, while the remaining chapters detail efforts to hunt rhinoceros near Tsavo .' Colonel J. H. Patterson, D. S. O.. I love the movie The Ghost and The Darkness and I wanted to hear the real story. Engineer-hunter Patterson relates trying to build the Uganda Railway while menaced by (and menacing) assorted African fauna. But the rest of the stories were pretty much senseless killing of endangered animals. Saying that though, I get that it was a different time. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. [Tsavo lions tend to be bigger, having a built more suitable for a hunter than a wrestler and often have only small or no manes at all, unlike their more famous maned brethren. Summary of the book "Annie John" By: Jamaica Kinkaid. Welcome back. A lion story is usually a tale of adventures, often very terrible and pathetic, which occupied but a few hours of one night; but the tale of the Tsavo man-eaters is an epic of terrible tragedies spread out over several months, and only at last brought to This is one of many vintage gun and hunting books that I will be listing. On the other hand, a good deal of the book is concerned with his hunting trips which he assumes his audience is most interested in. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo: 'One of the most famous of all African hunting titles, this describes the slaughter of railroad workers building the Uganda Railway by a pair of man-eating lions. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo: Large Print by J.H. Skip to main content.in Hello, Sign in. If I did, my friends were going to think I have no discernment and simply love everything I last read. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (Illustrated) eBook: Patterson, John Henry: Amazon.in: Kindle Store. Don't misunderstand my interest here, the backdrop of British imperialism provides an unfortunate setting to this book (to say the least), but Patterson's own. The book is about when the people of Tsavo (135+ men) were building a bridge across the Tsavo river. It also says that the lions had such large mouths that while a worker was sleeping the tiger covered the man's head so the other people couldn't hear the man's screams when the tiger bit off the man's head. Of the last 8 books I've read, 6 of them I have given a 5 star rating, therefore when I picked up this book to read, I resolved, whatever it was like, not give it a 5 star rating. Perhaps justified as the lions were attacking the camp, the further hunting in the book seemed a bit unnecessary. A decent read about two man eating lions that terrorized railroad builders in Tsavo Kenya. But no lion story I have ever heard or read equals in its long-sustained and dramatic interest the story of the Tsavo man-eaters as told by Col. Patterson. It is most widely known for recounting the story of a pair of lions that he killed, known as the Tsavo maneaters. The Man-eaters of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures by John Henry Patterson , Patterson. The story seems nearly incredible, yet actually happened. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo : J H Patterson : 9781724433848 We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and has a total of 192 pages in the book. In The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, by Colonel John Patterson, a railway bridge project in East Africa is terrorized by a pair of man-eating lions. Interesting historical sketches including meeting the Masai named Lenana, after whom the point on Mt Kenya is named and descriptions of Nairobi, Stumbled upon a version of this for free on wiki source and decided to read it once I decided it was the complete book. We are the less for it. It is the source material for the 9o's film "The Ghost and The Darkness" but the book extends far longer than just the bit about the two lions. . Bought as a reminiscent book for my husband as the original was the first book he remembered reading. These lions--who for nearly a year terrorized East Africa--succeeded in bringing the construction of a railway line to a complete halt, and have been credited with the deaths of some one hundred people. Please bare in mind when this was written. This book has 168 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1908. And that's another point. THE MAN-EATERS OF TSAVO is a great book recounting the story of a pair of man-eating predator lions that the author and his team killed, known as the Tsavo Man-eaters. The Tsavo Man-Eaters Just east of the famous Kilimanjaro peak, in the unforgiving Tsavo desert, a pair of lions ate a reported 135 people! 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