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Vicki Croke

Vicki Croke is a columnist for The Boston Globe and is the author of The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Animal E.R.
Written by Vicki Croke
Plume | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$15.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-28101-1 (0-452-28101-6)

Written in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine by a Boston Globe reporter and author who was granted rare access to their emergency ward, Animal ER takes us into the day-to-day drama of life on the front lines of veterinary medicine. In this premier animal facility, experts in... Read more






Elephant Company
Written by Vicki Croke
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8165-0 (0-8129-8165-0)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill


In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as... Read more






Elephant Company
Written by Vicki Croke
Random House | Hardcover | July 2014
$28.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6933-0 (1-4000-6933-5)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill


In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as... Read more






The Lady and the Panda
Written by Vicki Croke
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75970-3 (0-375-75970-0)

Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that had for countless centuries lived in secret in the labyrinth of lonely cold mountains. In... Read more





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