Elephant Company

Written By Vicki Croke
Elephant Company
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 15 July 2014
  • ISBN : 0679603999
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Elephant Company written by Vicki Croke which was release on 15 July 2014, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. 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. Part biography, part war epic, 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. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
  • Author : Vicki Croke
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Steven Otfinoski
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2017-08
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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Summary : It's 1942--the middle of World War II--and Elephant Bill, his Elephant Company, and a group of refugees are in danger of being captured by the invading Japanese. They must flee their work camp in Burma as soon as possible to keep ahead of the enemy. Bandoola, Elephant Bill's favorite elephant ...

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  • Publisher : Entrepreneur Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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Summary : "Elephants Before Unicorns is for overcoming "elephant" obstacles and building your perfect "unicorn" company culture. Bringing her expertise from HR to EQ, Caroline Stokes offers business owners the actionable strategies they need to gain and retain a quality workforce"--...

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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Summary : When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do? ...

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  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Total pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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Summary : Now available in paperback, Steve Kaplan's Bag the Elephant, is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Business Week bestseller that has received praise from around the business community: "Steve Kaplan's elephant strategy is right on the money, as long as you're willing to roll up your ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Total pages : 127
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  • Release Date : 2021-04
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 40
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Summary : Young readers learn about the characteristics, behavior, diet, and life cycle of elephants as they follow Liza, a real-life baby elephant in the African desert....

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1891
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0679603999
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : The Retail Directory
  • Release Date : 2006
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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1878
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1878
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-04-20
  • Total pages : 352
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Summary : Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River; ...