Elephant Company

The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
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Author(s): Vicki Croke
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: MP1355
Released: Sep 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490626031
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to a job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though they were worried. He had already come back from World War I in one piece; would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II. Vicki Constantine Croke has been covering pets and wildlife for more than two decades. She has anchored NECN-TV's "The Secret Life of Animals" and wrote the Boston Globe's "Animal Beat" column for 13 years.

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Author(s): Vicki Croke
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Product Number C02960
Released: Aug 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470397371
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Author(s): Vicki Croke
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Product Number Z07706
Released: Aug 15, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470397388
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Author(s): Vicki Croke
Product Number EB00195230
Released: Jul 15, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780679603993

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