Ghosts of Tsavo : Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa
1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines and history all over the world. Caputo's Ghosts of Tsavo is a new quest for truth about the origins of these near-mythical animals and how they became predators of human flesh."
- Hardback | 300 pages
- 159.5 x 234.7 x 25.7mm | 539.78g
- 01 Jun 2002
- National Geographic Books
- Washington, United States
- 16pp photos
"A sprightly and informative travel adventure." "Caputo gives us Africa in all of its parched and scrubby beauty, a land raw and primitive, inhabited by jakals and hyenas, acacia trees and watering holes--and, of course, lions that occasionally prey on homo sapiens." "Ghosts of Tsavo makes for great summer reading."