Elephant Company

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  • Author : Vicki Croke
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN : 0679603999
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 reviews
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Elephant Company

Elephant Company
  • Author : Vicki Croke
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 15 July 2014
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “

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