In 1898, during the construction of river-crossing bridge for the Uganda Railway at the Tsavo River, as many as 135 railway workers were attacked at night, dragged into the wilderness, and devoured by two male lions. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is the autobiographical account of Royal Engineer Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson's African adventures. Among them, his hunt for the two man-eaters.
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If you crave adventure, and yearn for excitement, these tales are for you. The riveting descriptions of east Africa during this time period, coupled with the intensity with which the author describes both, the peoples, and mega fauna that he came in contact with proved to be enriching. This book will wow, startle, and caution the would be adventurer.