From Publishers Weekly
This portrait of Fossey, whose avid protection of mountain gorillas led to conflicts with poachers and possibly to her mysterious murder, also describes her acquaintance with Louis Leakey and her unsuccessful love affairs. Photos. (July)no PW review
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From Library Journal
Hayes's book, promoted as the first "completely objective portrait" of Fossey, provides some new details on her life but has a rather offensive emphasis on her emotional and sexual history. Moreover, Hayes, who died in 1989 and was the author of the African memoir The Last Place on Earth ( LJ 4/15/77), pays little attention to the gorillas themselves. Fossey's own Gorillas in the Mist ( LJ 5/15/83) remains the best account of her obsessive and tragic devotion to the gorillas. Still, this book and Farley Mowat's Woman of the Mist ( LJ 10/15/87), which also describes Fossey's passionate nature, her unorthodox methods of protecting the gorillas, and her murder by an unknown assailant, will be good secondary sources for patrons who want to know more about this fascinating figure. Literary Guild alternate.- Beth Clewis, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond
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