Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man. As the book opens, Williams, an English World War I veteran, is just arriving in Burma in the 1920s to work in the Bombay Burmah Trading Corp.’s teak-harvesting operations. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The … Distinctive and distinguished, Bandoola was loyal, but possessed of a unique personality. Croke’s account of Williams’s elephant education forms the heart of her episodic and anecdotal book.
All of his skills were needed on a dangerous trek across the India-Burma frontier in 1944 that required a steep climb over a nearly impassable cliff face.
“learned more about life from elephants than I ever did from human beings.”.
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In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. All rights reserved.
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is a book that can be read and reread, recommended and handed off between friends; it begs to be discussed and mulled over. Report. The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Lawrence Anthony (with Graham Spence), 2009 St. Martin's Press 384 pp.
An adventure story of one man's quest to understand and improve the lives of the working elephants in Burma after WWI. With Bandoola as his “No. Culling elephants from the wild could be a brutal process, but Williams implemented gentler methods that benefited both elephant and human alike. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Animal behavior fascinates Croke, and two-thirds of her book is devoted to Williams’s experiences with elephants and the complex interplay between him, their Burmese handlers, called “uzis,” and the elephants themselves, who are enthralling characters in their own right.
Part biography, part war epic, and part wildlife adventure, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism.Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants.
This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. Yours is the kind of book I miss when it’s finished.
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Their probing trunks and finely calibrated sense of smell — five times more potent than a bloodhound’s — gave them almost uncanny powers of awareness.
When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. Our 3,500 Reading Guides include Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Author Bios, and Plot Summaries.
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