No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History


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Mariner Books
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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Dane Huckelbridge has written for the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, The New Republic, and New Delta Review. He is the author of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit; The United States of Beer: The True Tale of How Beer Conquered America, From B.C. to Budweiser and Beyond; and a novel, Castle of Water, which has been optioned for film. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Paris.


"A great tale and study of man versus beast, or rather, beast versus man. The seminal battle between Jim Corbett and the Champawat Tiger stands as an epic encounter of the ages. Dane Huckelbridge's No Beast So Fierce will make you rethink your position in God's universe--and on the food chain."--JIM DEFELICE, #1 bestselling coauthor of American Sniper and author of West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express
"Riveting. ... A haunting tale."--Scientific American
"A gripping page-turner that also conveys broader lessons about humanity's relationship with nature."--Publishers Weekly
"Hucklebridge details the surprisingly methodical and incredibly blood machinations of ... perhaps the most murderous non-human animal in recorded history."--Popular Science
"[A] terrifying story. ... [A] harrowing tale. ... Takes readers on a fascinating journey through the natural history of a tiger."--Science News
"Absorbing. ... Awesome. ... Thrilling."
"[A] gripping tale. ... [A] mesmerizing man-beast encounter that Huckelbridge narrates quite brilliantly. ... A fitting tribute to Jim Corbett and the Bengal tiger."--Khaas Baat
"A suspenseful narrative. ... Huckelbridge continues to demonstrate his versatility and skill as a writer with this book."--Lincoln Journal-Star
"Gripping. ... From 1900 to 1907, a female Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) killed hundreds of villagers in northern India and Nepal. This compelling account hinges on that grisly story, but digs deep into causation."--Nature
"Thrilling. ... Fascinating. ... Exciting."--Wall Street Journal
"Fascinating. ... Multilayered. ... A superb work of natural history."--Booklist, starred review
"A vivid portrait. ... No Beast So Fierce excels as an intelligent social history and a gripping tale of life and death in the Himalayan foothills."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune