The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Author: John Henry Patterson
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781616403669
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Travel

The story is familiar to movie fans-the horrifying tale of the 1907 book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo has been retold by Hollywood many times, most recently in the 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness-but hearing it directly from the source remains a thrill.Patterson, a natural storyteller, immerses us in the horror of the workers' fear and his own attempts to track the beast, which eventually would kill 140 people before Patterson took them out.This real-life escapade will rivet fans of adventure fiction and nonfiction alike.Anglo-Irish hunter JOHN HENRY PATTERSON (1867-1947) was an officer in the British army when he was commissioned by the British East Africa Company to oversee the construction of a railway bridge in Kenya. Just after he arrived in Africa, a pair of rogue male lions-animals that do not typically attack humans-began preying on the railroad workers, killing them viciously and consuming their corpses.

The Man eating lions of Tsavo

Author: Luit. Col. J. H. Patterson
Publisher: Safari Media Africa
Release Date: 1925
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Man-eating lions of Tsavo

The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Author: Lieut -Col J. H. Patterson
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 036864846X
Release Date: 2019-04-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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 is titled after a pair of lions which killed his workers, and which he eventually killed. Following the death of the lions, the book tells of the bridge's completion in spite of additional challenges (such as a fierce flood) as well as many stories concerning local wildlife (including other lions), local tribes, the discovery of the maneaters' cave, and various hunting expeditions. An appendix contains advice to sportsmen visiting British East Africa. The book also includes photographs taken by Patterson at the time which include the railway construction; the workers; local tribes; scenery and wildlife; and the man-eaters. Several publications about and studies of the man-eating lions of Tsavo have been inspired by Patterson's account. The book has been adapted to film three times: a monochrome, British film of the 1950s, a 1952 3-D film titled Bwana Devil, and a 1996 color version called The Ghost and the Darkness, where Val Kilmer played the daring engineer who hunts down the lions of Tsavo.

The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Author: John Patterson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1519434146
Release Date: 2015-11-20

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 is most widely known for recounting the story of a pair of lions that he killed, known as the Tsavo maneaters. 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. It was remarkable that 135 people were killed by the man-eaters in less than a year before Patterson managed to kill them. Col. Patterson's 1907 book itself states that "between them (the lions) no less than 28 Indian coolies, in addition to scores of unfortunate African natives of whom no official record was kept" were killed. This lesser number was confirmed in Dr. Bruce Patterson's definitive book The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-Eaters published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. Patterson wrote the book at the Field Museum in Chicago, where the lions are on display. He showed that the greater toll attributed to the lions resulted from a pamphlet written by Col. Patterson in 1925, stating "these two ferocious brutes killed and devoured, under the most appalling circumstances, 135 Indian and African artisans and laborers employed in the construction of the Uganda Railway."

The Lions of Tsavo

Author: Bruce D. Patterson
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 1635618312
Release Date: 2019-02-15
Genre: History

In 1898 the British began building a bridge over the Tsavo River in Africa; in nine months, two lions killed 135 workers. Bruce Patterson has conducted extensive fieldwork on these lions and presents new evidence on the killings and also explores man's interaction with the Kenyan environment, creating a comprehensive portrait of the lions of Tsavo

The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Author: J. H. Patterson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1727670035
Release Date: 2018-10-11

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo: Large Print by J.H. Patterson From the time of Herodotus until to-day, lion stories innumerable have been told and written. I have put some on record myself. 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. 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 an end by the resource and determination of one man.

The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures Primary Source Edition

Author: John Henry Patterson
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1295810182
Release Date: 2014-03

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Maneaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures by

Author: J. H. Patterson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1983631426
Release Date: 2018-01-07

Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, (10 November 1867 - 18 June 1947), known as J. H. Patterson, was an Irish born British soldier, hunter, author and Christian Zionist, best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (1907), which details his experiences while building a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in British East Africa (now Kenya) in 1898-99. The book has inspired three Hollywood films - Bwana Devil (1952), Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959) and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) in which he was portrayed by Val Kilmer. In the First World War, Patterson was the commander of the Jewish Legion, "the first Jewish fighting force in nearly two millennia," and has been described as the godfather of the modern Israel Defense Forces.Patterson was born in 1867 in Forgney, Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland, to a Protestant father and Roman Catholic mother. He joined the British Army at the age of seventeen and eventually attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel[2] and was awarded the DSO. He finally retired from the military in 1920.

The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures

Author: J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
Publisher: Bookpubber
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Genre: Travel

The classic man-eating story of the lions that halted construction of a railway line an reportedly killed one hundred people, told by the man who risked his life to successfully shoot them. Considered one of the greatest man-eating sagas of all time, this book is the firsthand account of the infamous Tsavo lions. Written by the legendary officer who shot these lions and risked death several times in the attempt, this is not only the story of this breathtaking hunt, but of Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson's other adventures in the African bush.

Kingdom of the Man Eaters

Author: John Townsend
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748766855
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Lion

A true story about the man-eating lions of Tsavo in Kenya which killed 140 people in nine months ? and John Patterson's dangerous quest to stop them.

The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures

Author: J. H. J.H. Patterson
ISBN: 1986414183
Release Date: 2018-03-11

"The silence of an African jungle on a dark night needs to be experienced to be realised; it is most impressive, especially when one is absolutely alone and isolated from one's fellow creatures, as I was then."

Man Eaters Motel and other stops on the railway to nowhere

Author: Denis Boyles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105081017704
Release Date: 1991-06-01
Genre: Transportation

The author relates his adventures on a railroad journey through East Africa and explores both the romantic past and the turbulent present of Zanzibar and Kenya

Death in the Long Grass

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466803923
Release Date: 1978-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told

Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616080570
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Top hunters and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!