The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (Hardcover)

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo By J. H. Patterson, Peter Hathaway Capstick (Editor) Cover Image
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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is the basis for the film The Ghost and the Darkness, starring Val Kilmer.

St. Martin's is proud to present a new series of the greatest classics in the literature of hunting and adventure, chosen from the personal library of writer and big game hunter Peter Hathaway Capstick.

These showcase volumes will once again make available the true masterpieces of Africana to collectors, armchair hunters, sportsmen, and readers at large.

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. 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. Written by the legendary officer who shot these lions and risked death several times in the attempt, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo is not only the story of this breathtaking hunt, but of Lieutenant-Colonel Patterson's other adventures in the African bush.

"I think that the incident of the Uganda man-eating the most remarkable account of which we have any record."--Theodore Roosevelt

About the Author

J. H. Patterson contributed to The Man-Eaters of Tsavo from St. Martin's Press.

Peter Hathaway Capstick (1940-1996), a former Wall Street stockbroker turned professional adventurer, was critically acclaimed as the successor to Hemingway and Ruark in African hunting literature. After giving up his career, the New Jersey native hunted in Central and South America before going to Africa in 1968, where he held professional hunting licenses in Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Capstick also served in that most perilous of trades—Elephant and Buffalo Cropping Officer. In addition to writing about hunting, he was also featured in an award-winning safari video and audio tapes.
Captstick settled in Pretoria, South Africa with his wife Fiona until his death at age 56.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312510107
ISBN-10: 0312510101
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 1985
Pages: 384
Language: English