Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson's "Man-Eaters of Tsavo"
Not too long ago I read Lt. Col. J.H. Patterson's "Man-Eaters of Tsavo". This book for me was an excellent read. His way of writing really makes the story come alive and takes you back in time to Kenya in 1898 with a pith helmet and on the work site of the Uganda Railway with all the clatter and "pings" as the workers tools strike metal, rock, and earth. The details that are laid out make the man-eaters even more ferocious than one could imagine. At some point in his story, some of his workers actually plan to kill him in order to stop the construction of the railway due to the numerous attacks on the camp grounds by these lions. The steps taken to prevent these beasts from getting to them are amazing. The night inside the rail car, and the nights Patterson was sitting atop his makeshift blind were some of the many very exciting parts. I had a hard time putting this book down. The movie "Ghost in the Darkness" is only the tip of the iceberg as to details and action this amazing book has to offer!
For those of us who have read this great book, let us know your opinion so that other members who have not yet picked this book up get a feel for the adventure they are missing out on.
Hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did.