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Savage Harvest
Author: Carl Hoffman

ISBN: 9780062116161
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 9 April 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 18.0 x 2.1
In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shrangri-La, critically acclaimed journalist and author Carl Hoffman travels to the remote coast of New Guinea to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of 23 year-old Michael C. Rockefeller in 1961, delving into the complex spiritual world of Asmat tribe, one that included head hunting and cannibalism. In the early 1960s, Michael C. Rockefeller had it all-brains, good looks, an adventurous spirit, and as the youngest son of Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and Mary Todhunter Rockefeller, an abundance of wealth and power. Upon graduating from Harvard University, Rockefeller's curiosity and travels took him to an expedition in New Guinea where he soon became fascinated with the culture and artwork of the Asmats, a local tribe which lived on the southern part of the island. On his quest to learn more about the Asmat people and to collect their coveted tribal artifacts, Rockefeller soon returned to New Guinea. One afternoon, he and his companion, Dutch anthropologist Rene Wassing, were in a canoe about three miles from shore when it suddenly capsized, spilling both men into the sea. After drifting for several hours and moving even further away from ...

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