ForewordFriday: Fighting for Tigers in the Valley of Death

A U.S. Army soldier and a Chinese soldier place the flag of their ally on the front of their jeep just before the first truck convoy in almost three years crossed the China border en route from Ledo, India, to Kunming, China, over the Stilwell road. Photo in the public domain, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

A U.S. Army soldier and a Chinese soldier place the flag of their ally on the front of their jeep just before the first truck convoy in almost three years crossed the China border en route from Ledo, India, to Kunming, China, over the Stilwell road. Photo in the public domain, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Alan Rabinowitz, (“the Indiana Jones” of wildlife conservation, according to The New York Times) has spent his career studying big cats and how best to protect them. One of his greatest achievements to date was the creation of the world’s largest tiger preserve in Myanmar. In Life in the Valley of Death: The Fight to Save Tigers in a Land of Guns, Gold, and Greed, he tells the story of this victory.


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