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Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
4.4 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in remote New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world, and even Michael's powerful, influential family, guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.
On November 21, 1961, Michael C. Rockefeller, the 23-year-old son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, vanished off the coast of southwest New Guinea when his catamaran capsized while crossing a turbulent river mouth. He was
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
4.6 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary ''Wild Men of Borneo''. One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization - or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times best-selling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world's last Eden, where the lines between sinner, saint, and myth converge.
In 1984, Swiss traveler
Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Entertainment Weekly calls acclaimed author and essayist J. Maarten Troost a ''funny, candid, and down-to-earth travel companion''. Both witty and poignant, Headhunters on My Doorstep follows Troost as he retraces Robert Louis Stevenson's path through the South Pacific. Somewhere between AA meetings in Tahiti and discovering how the Island of Merrymaking got its name, Troost reconnects with himself, his family, and the beauty of life..