Had only heard of the Tsavo lions.

For anyone who has watched The Ghost and The Darkness, but hasn't read The Maneaters of Tsavo(in my opion) the movie is fairly accurate with the main difference being additional or bastardized characters. The highlighted events depicted in the movie are mostly correct in detail, but not chronological order.

Also, the hunt for the man eating lions is over in the first third of the book so there is a broader story with Patterson's other experiences.