The Red-Eye Fever Elise Dallemagne-Cookson

ISBN: 9781401071769

Published: November 6th 2002

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192 pages


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The Red-Eye Fever  by  Elise Dallemagne-Cookson

The Red-Eye Fever by Elise Dallemagne-Cookson
November 6th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781401071769 | 9.49 Mb

New York Woman Kills Legendary Man-eating CrocodileNew Memoir Details One Womans Adventures in the Former Belgian CongoCherry Valley, NY- January 2003 - Direct descendents of the dinosaur,crocodiles have been around for nearly 150 million years andMoreNew York Woman Kills Legendary Man-eating CrocodileNew Memoir Details One Womans Adventures in the Former Belgian CongoCherry Valley, NY- January 2003 - Direct descendents of the dinosaur,crocodiles have been around for nearly 150 million years and are stillmaking news.

Recently one was found on a bus in Australia. Another bit offthe arm of a botanical garden caretaker in Florida. An Indonesian womanjumped into a pit of them to commit suicide and was quickly devoured, as acrowd watched in horror. The public continues to be both fascinated andfrightened by this ancient beast.

And now comes The Red-Eye Fever:Adventures in the Belgian Congo, the true story of how a young woman fromNew York, sent to the Congo in 1959 on a Foreign Service assignment, managesto kill an 18-footer.The Red-Eye Fever, Elise Dallemagne-Cooksons fourth book, is aboutcrocodile hunting in the former Belgian Congo - the authors first Africanadventure.

Fresh from New York, Ms. Dallemagne-Cookson begins by slayingthe famous El Diablo, a 175-year-old crocodile that was known to haveconsumed at least 50 people during its reign of terror.Among her other amazing escapades, the author uses crocodile hunting as alens through which to focus on the Congo prior to becoming independent in1960, the first sub-Saharan country to do so.

Ms. Dallemagne-Cookson, whomarried a Belgian rancher, examines the lives, beliefs, and customs of theCongolese people, as well as the hurried preparation for the countryssudden, unexpected independence. An eye-witness to this page in history,she also attempts to dispel myths about the Belgian colonists living thereat the time. In contrast to other African colonial powers such as theFrench and British, Ms.

Dallemagne-Cookson describes the Belgian settlers asrefugees from World War II, who fled their war-torn country where many hadbeen in German labor camps or who, as young boys, hid out in the woodsduring the war. The text of the book is illustrated with many photographstaken at the time, which have traveled the world, were lost, and wererecovered several times.



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