Woman in the Mists by Farley Mowat

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In December 1985 Dian Fossey's life came to a violent end when an unknown assailant split her skull open with her own bush-knife in the remote Parc des Volcans in Rwanda, 19 years after her arrival in Africa to study the rare mountain gorillas. She had established an international reputation, and had been accepted by the gorillas and become their champion. She had also made so many enemies that the Rwandan police scarcely knew where to begin their investigations. Fossey sacrificed her desire for children and family, risked her academic career, and endangered her health - and her life - by dedicating herself to the preservation of an endangered species. Her story, told in this book, is one of drama, ambition, heartbreak and brutality.

About Farley Mowat

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Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice". He lives in Ontario, Canada.
Published October 1, 1987 by Warner Books. 380 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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An intriguing biography of African gorilla observer Dian Fossey by Canadian author and environmentalist Farley Mowat (The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Never Cry Wolf, And No Birds Sang, etc.).

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Mowat, author of Never Cry Wolf and Sea of Slaughter, had access to Fossey's private papers; he has used excerpts from her diaries, amplifying the material with interviews from people who knew her wel

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