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  • American Hippopotamus

  • By: Jon Mooallem
  • Narrated by: Jon Mooallem
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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In 1910, the United States - its population exploding, its frontier all but exhausted - was 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 eat them.

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  • By Douglas on 01-13-14

My kind of story

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Reviewed: 03-16-16

I really enjoyed the connectivity of the characters especially the links to influential people during the South African boer war as well as the great wars. Excellent audiobook.