Ghosts of Tsavo

Ghosts of Tsavo : Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa

3.78 (420 ratings by Goodreads)

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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."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 159.5 x 234.7 x 25.7mm | 539.78g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 16pp photos
  • 0792263626
  • 9780792263623

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"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."
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420 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 24% (100)
4 41% (173)
3 26% (109)
2 8% (33)
1 1% (5)
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