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No Beast So Fierce The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger the Deadliest Man Eater in HistoryTheastonishing true story of the man eating tiger that claimed a record 437 human livesThrilling Fascinating Exciting Wall Street Journal Riveting Haunting Scientific AmericanNepal c 1900A lonetigressbegan stalking humans moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the man eater before it struck again This is theextraordinary true story of the Champawat Man Eater the deadliest animal in recorded historyOne part pulse pounding thriller one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger No Beast So Fierce is Dane Huckelbridgesgrippingnonfiction accountof the Champawat tiger which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907 and Jim Corbett the legendary hunter who pursued it Huckelbridges masterful telling also reveals that the tiger Corbett and the forces that brought them together are farcomplex and fascinating than a simple man versus beast tale At the turn of the twentieth century as British rule of India tightened and bounties were placed on tigers heads a tigress was shot in the mouth by a poacher Injured but alive it turned from its usual hunting habits to easier preyhumans For the next seven years this man made killer terrified locals growing bolder with every kill Colonial authorities desperate for help finally called upon Jim Corbett a then unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting game through the hills of Kumaon Like a detective on the trail of a serial killer Corbett tracked the tigers movements in the dense hilly woodlandsmeanwhile the animal shadowed Corbett in return Then after a heartbreaking new kill of a young woman whom he was unable to protect Corbett followed the gruesome blood trail deep into the forest where hunter and tiger would meet at lastDrawing upon on the ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbetts footsteps Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century And yet Huckelbridge brings a deepercomplex story into focus placing the episode into its full context for the first time that of colonialisms disturbing impact on the ancient balance between man and tiger; and that of Corbetts own evolution from a celebrated hunter to a principled conservationist who in time would earn fame for his devotion to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat Today the Corbett Tiger Reserve preserves 1200 km of wilderness; within its borders is Jim Corbett National Park Indias oldest and most prestigious national park and a vital haven for the very animals Corbett once huntedAn unforgettable tale magnificently told No Beast So Fierce is an epic of beauty terror survival and redemption for the ages An enthralling story of conflict between man and wild I would heartily suggest reading Man Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett as the best account of these events and also because its a great book You would then enjoy this book to get the context and background The author manages to strike the right balance between praising Corbetts courage and pointing out the damage done to the environment of India both during and after the Raj The lack of documentary evidence on this man eater does lead to gaps where the author resorts to dramatic licence but it's an excusable and fairly well executed lapse A good read for Corbett fans and those interested in tigers and India in general

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Theastonishing true story of the man eating tiger that claimed a record 437 human livesThrilling Fascinating Exciting Wall Street Journal Riveting Haunting Scientific AmericanNepal c 1900A lonetigressbegan stalking humans moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the man eater before it struck again This is theextraordinary true story of the Champawat Man Eater the deadliest animal in recorded historyOne part pulse pounding thriller one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger No Beast So Fierce is Dane Huckelbridgesgrippingnonfiction accountof the Champawat tiger which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907 and Jim Corbett the legendary hunter who pursued it Huckelbridges masterful telling also reveals that the tiger Corbett and the forces that brought them together are farcomplex and fascinating than a simple man versus beast tale At the turn of the twentieth century as British rule of India tightened and bounties were placed on tigers heads a tigress was shot in the mouth by a poacher Injured but alive it turned from its usual hunting habits to easier preyhumans For the next seven years this man made killer terrified locals growing bolder with every kill Colonial authorities desperate for help finally called upon Jim Corbett a then unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting game through the hills of Kumaon Like a detective on the trail of a serial killer Corbett tracked the tigers movements in the dense hilly woodlandsmeanwhile the animal shadowed Corbett in return Then after a heartbreaking new kill of a young woman whom he was unable to protect Corbett followed the gruesome blood trail deep into the forest where hunter and tiger would meet at lastDrawing upon on the ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbetts footsteps Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century And yet Huckelbridge brings a deepercomplex story into focus placing the episode into its full context for the first time that of colonialisms disturbing impact on the ancient balance between man and tiger; and that of Corbetts own evolution from a celebrated hunter to a principled conservationist who in time would earn fame for his devotion to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat Today the Corbett Tiger Reserve preserves 1200 km of wilderness; within its borders is Jim Corbett National Park Indias oldest and most prestigious national park and a vital haven for the very animals Corbett once huntedAn unforgettable tale magnificently told No Beast So Fierce is an epic of beauty terror survival and redemption for the ages I loved No Beast So Fierce for so many reasons but mostly because of the wealth of detail and interesting context that Huckelbridge uses to tell the story The Champawat Tiger is fascinating but the world in which it lived and the reasons why if became so terrifying are the real story here Admittedly I wasn't all that familiar with India at turn of the last century so I was surprised by a lot of the book and how relevant it is to today's world This was a fascinating read all around Highly recommend

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read kindle ´ No Beast So Fierce Õ The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger Ý join or create book clubs ð ❴Reading❵ ➸ No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Man-Eater in HistoTheastonishing true story of the man eating tiger that claimed a record 437 human livesThrilling Fascinating Exciting Wall Street Journal Riveting Haunting Scientific AmericanNepal c 1900A lonetigressbegan stalking humans moving like a phantom through the lush foothills of the Himalayas As the death toll reached an astonishing 436 lives a young local hunter was dispatched to stop the man eater before it struck again This is theextraordinary true story of the Champawat Man Eater the deadliest animal in recorded historyOne part pulse pounding thriller one part soulful natural history of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger No Beast So Fierce is Dane Huckelbridgesgrippingnonfiction accountof the Champawat tiger which terrified northern India and Nepal from 1900 to 1907 and Jim Corbett the legendary hunter who pursued it Huckelbridges masterful telling also reveals that the tiger Corbett and the forces that brought them together are farcomplex and fascinating than a simple man versus beast tale At the turn of the twentieth century as British rule of India tightened and bounties were placed on tigers heads a tigress was shot in the mouth by a poacher Injured but alive it turned from its usual hunting habits to easier preyhumans For the next seven years this man made killer terrified locals growing bolder with every kill Colonial authorities desperate for help finally called upon Jim Corbett a then unknown railroad employee of humble origins who had grown up hunting game through the hills of Kumaon Like a detective on the trail of a serial killer Corbett tracked the tigers movements in the dense hilly woodlandsmeanwhile the animal shadowed Corbett in return Then after a heartbreaking new kill of a young woman whom he was unable to protect Corbett followed the gruesome blood trail deep into the forest where hunter and tiger would meet at lastDrawing upon on the ground research in the Indian Himalayan region where he retraced Corbetts footsteps Huckelbridge brings to life one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century And yet Huckelbridge brings a deepercomplex story into focus placing the episode into its full context for the first time that of colonialisms disturbing impact on the ancient balance between man and tiger; and that of Corbetts own evolution from a celebrated hunter to a principled conservationist who in time would earn fame for his devotion to saving the Bengal tiger and its habitat Today the Corbett Tiger Reserve preserves 1200 km of wilderness; within its borders is Jim Corbett National Park Indias oldest and most prestigious national park and a vital haven for the very animals Corbett once huntedAn unforgettable tale magnificently told No Beast So Fierce is an epic of beauty terror survival and redemption for the ages The first inkling of an agenda is right on the title This particular man eateror should I say person eater to align with the author's political agenda is known to history as the Champawat TIGRESS Although the author does identify the animal as female in the narrative when combined with his obvious white guilt about British colonialism arguably the best thing that happened to that country and indeed the rest off those future countries within the imperial orb the author wastes no time in blaming the British for just about everything and yes there I say the global warming hoax is addressed as a bi product of the evil Europeans Further he erroneously ascertains as fact the big cats ONLY resort to man eating when aged or wounded This is patently false The Panar leopard for example #2 in the all time kill list with 400 kills was in perfect health when killed by LtCol Corbett and for that matter the history of the apex predator cats is full of accounts of these healthy animals killing just for the sake of killing both man and beast In India today where human being are still being taken by the big cats there is ample evidence of many of them being in perfect health Lastly although there were sever excesses in the eradication of many species sound game management through regulated sport hunting has been the salvation pf many species especially in Africa So if you are looking for yet another slam of Western civilization and culture mixed with some very good albeit limited knowledge of the sport of hunting this is your book As a book lover I usually keep or give books away to friends but this one's going into the kitchen garbage lest foist this to another unsuspecting reader looking for something good to read IF you want the real scoop on this cat read Corbett himself or Peter Hathaway Capstick