Prologue: The Fear -- pt. 1. The Awakening -- His Name Was Dauntless -- A Melancholy Insanity -- The Second Civil War -- Souvenir of a Lost World -- The Last Buffalo Hunt -- A Mysterious Stranger -- A Nobility beyond All Compare -- pt. 2. The Heedless Hunter -- Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa -- Yearning, too much, for Fame -- The Empress Josephine -- Man-Eaters of the Anaimlai Hills -- Darwin's Firestorm -- "A Thief in the Night" -- A Dream Deferred -- Scandal at the Zoo -- pt. 3. Wildlife Warrior -- The Dark Shadow -- Empire of the Buffalo -- Our Vanishing Wildlife -- Two Hundred Years of War -- Epilogue: His Indomitable Persistence.
Recounts the life of the conservationist, who spent his life protecting wildlife as a taxidermist and museum collector; as the founder and first director of the National Zoo; as director of the Bronx Zoo; and as an author.