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American Hippopotamus

American Hippopotamus By {author, ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem - American Hippopotamus, American Hippopotamus In the United Statesits population exploding its frontier all but exhaustedwas in the throes of a serious meat shortage But a small and industrious group of thinkers stepped forward with an ans

  • Publisher‏:‎ The Atavist (December 12, 2013)
  • Publication date‏:‎ December 12, 2013
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 704 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage‏:‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 115 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem, American Hippopotamus, Jon Mooallem, American Hippopotamus In the United Statesits population exploding its frontier all but exhaustedwas in the throes of a serious meat shortage But a small and industrious group of thinkers stepped forward with an answer a bold idea being endorsed by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and The New York Times Their plan to import hippopotamuses to the swamps of Louisiana and convince Americans to

American Hippopotamus

ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem - American Hippopotamus, American Hippopotamus In the United Statesits population exploding its frontier all but exhaustedwas in the throes of a serious meat shortage But a small and industrious group of thinkers stepped forward with an ans American Hippopotamus

  • ë American Hippopotamus ↠ Jon Mooallem
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American Hippopotamus

247 thought on “American Hippopotamus

  1. Contained in these pages are acts of terrorism, multiple wars, spies, Nazis, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, water hyacinths, and, of course, hippopotamuses, and yet it is non fiction This is a real life, stranger than fiction, account of a group of unlikely allies, with the audacity to propose an unorthodox solution to America s meat shortage problem at the opening of the 20th century introduce hippopotamuses into Louisiana.Naturally, as there are no hippos roaming Louisiana, it s no spoile [...]


  2. Great story of an unknown but fascinating chapter of American history Well written as well My only complaint is that I wish it had a detailed bibliography There were several times that I wanted to know where Mooallem got his information, but that was not possible As an American History professor, I love being able to provide my students with random, forgotten historical facts This book is perfect for this category However, it is hard to share said information if you are not able to corroborate t [...]


  3. This is a great read on the rivals involved in the original idea of importing hippos to the bayous, but doesn t talk too much about the hippos themselves This short, quick and enjoyable read details the lived of Frederik Burnham and Fritz Duquesne, two rival scouts once tasked with killing one another, but who held each other in a great deal of respect.


  4. I bought this simply out of curiosity because it seemed absurd Hippos in Louisiana I was very surprised but I shouldn t have been that the plan to import hippos was so well received by Congress And if hippos, why not giraffes and antelopes America was having a meat shortage and Africa was overrun with beasts so why not fill the vast plains with African animals Anyway, it was an interesting story, well written, and the prominent players were bigger than life I ve told some history loving friends [...]


  5. Who would believe that two larger than life men, one a celebrated American scout and conservationist and the other a South African German spy, each with orders kill the other in wartime, would meet for the first time while testifying before the U.S House of Representatives in 1910 with a solution to the nation s much anticipated food crisis And their solution Import hippos and other African wildlife into America s underutilized national parks Even back then the idea of America importing hippos a [...]


  6. Great story about two very different men who worked together for a cause.The author is optimistic and with the story feels America can be the land of dreams.


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