The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

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9780307462961: The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

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"THE UNCONQUERED is not only a riveting story--crowded with vivid detail and heart-stopping moments--but a first-hand account of a rare and critically important expedition. Wallace and the men with whom he traveled risked their lives navigating the territory of the "Flecheiros," one of the most isolated and dangerous tribes in the Amazon. The story Wallace returned with will keep you up at night."
-Candice Millard, "New York Times" Bestselling author of "The River of Doubt"
"Scott Wallace takes the reader on an extraordinary trip into the heart of the unconquered Amazon. Wallace writes fluidly and with great verve about an amazing adventure, a trip informed by Wallace's deep knowledge of the history and anthropology of the Amazon. And it's quite a ride!"
-Peter Bergen, author of "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaed"a
"A search for a wild people in a last wilderness on an expedition of a sort that is scarcely conceivable anymore. A t

"Scott Wallace has written an absolutely wonderful and gripping account of his journey into the Amazon. Along the way, he shines an important light on this fascinating land and its still unknown people."--David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z
""THE UNCONQUERED is not only a riveting story--crowded with vivid detail and heart-stopping moments--but a first-hand account of a rare and critically important expedition. Wallace and the men with whom he traveled risked their lives navigating the territory of the "Flecheiros," one of the most isolated and dangerous tribes in the Amazon. The story Wallace returned with will keep you up at night."--Candice Millard, "New York Times" Bestselling author of "The River of Doubt"
"Exquisitely observed and beautifully told, THE UNCONQUERED ranks among the very best of modern adventure stories, even more so for the profound questions about man and nature that it explores. A remarkable achievement."--Scott Anderson, author of "Triage" a

"Scott Wallace has brought us a story of jungle exploration written with such urgency and grace that after three days of reading his book non-stop, I myself feel as if I've just emerged from the forest. This is a riveting and brilliant book blessed with the pacing of a novel but carrying the great weight of world events. I'm in awe that Wallace could survive such a trip and then write about it with such style. This is journalism at its very, very best."--Sebastian Junger, author of "War "and "The Perfect Storm"
"Scott Wallace has written an absolutely wonderful and gripping account of his journey into the Amazon. Along the way, he shines an important light on this fascinating land and its still unknown people."--David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z
""THE UNCONQUERED is not only a riveting story--crowded with vivid detail and heart-stopping moments--but a first-hand account of a rare and critically important expedition. Wallace and the men with whom he traveled riske

"A search for a wild people in a last wilderness on an expedition of a sort that is scarcely conceivable anymore. A true adventure, well-researched, well-written, exciting, and authentic -- a great pleasure to read."--Peter Matthiessen, author of National Book Award winners" Shadow Country" and "The Snow Leopard"
"Scott Wallace has brought us a story of jungle exploration written with such urgency and grace that after three days of reading his book non-stop, I feel as if I've just emerged from the forest myself. This is a riveting and brilliant book blessed with the pacing of a novel but carrying the great weight of world events. This is journalism at its very, very best."--Sebastian Junger, author of "War "and "The Perfect Storm"
"Scott Wallace has written an absolutely wonderful and gripping account of his journey into the Amazon. Along the way, he shines an important light on this fascinating land and its still unknown people."--David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z
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""The Unconquered" may be the most engrossing and profound recounting of an Amazon adventure since that long ago masterpiece, "Tristes Tropiques."""--"Francisco Goldman, author of "Say Her Name
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"THE UNCONQUERED is not only a riveting story--crowded with vivid detail and heart-stopping moments--but a first-hand account of a rare and critically important expedition. Wallace and the men with whom he traveled risked their lives navigating the territory of the "flecheiros," one of the most isolated and dangerous tribes in the Amazon. The story Wallace returned with will keep you up at night."--Candice Millard, author of "The River of Doubt
"
"Exquisitely observed and beautifully told, THE UNCONQUERED ranks among the very best of modern adventure stories, even more so for the profound questions about man and nature that it explores."--Scott Anderson, author of "Triage" and "The Man Who Tried to Save the World
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"Scott Wallace takes the reader on an extraord

"Wallace's foreboding is matched by his sense of wonder." "New York Times Book Review
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"Astonishing." "The London Sunday Times"
"A rousing adventure tale." " Wall Street Journal"
"Wallace's gripping account takes us upriver to a place very few outsiders have ever seen." "The Boston Globe"
"What a great book! An adventure story worthy of Joseph Conrad or Peter Matthiessen." "The Oregonian"" "
Rousing. "TIME"
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"Startlingly novelistic." "Salon.com"
It s easy to picture "The Unconquered "being made into a movie. "Washington Post Express"
"Masterful...positively cinematic." "Yale Alumni Magazine"
An eye-opening read one of the most gripping pieces of non-fiction around . You ll swear you are reading a thriller novel. "Guernica "
Dream assignment or nightmare? An editor from "National Geographic" asked journalist Scott Wallace to join an expedition into the deepest wilds of the Amazon jungle to find the mysterious People of the Arrow.' While the experience was pretty much a nightmare, it s a blessing for readers of Wallace's fascinating book. "Associated Press"
Echoing Amazonia s earliest European explorers, Wallace crafts a tale that is part gripping adventure story, part window into the unexpected complexities of a developing country where uncontacted tribes stand between a resource-hungry economy and an area abounding in natural wealth. "Indian Country Today"
Rife with poachers, drug smugglers, illegal gold miners and violent tribes already acquainted with the dangers of modern life Wallace describes the trek in vivid, if unsettling, terms. "Maclean s"
Wallace joins the tribe of jungle-besotted literary types led by Redmond O'Hanlon and David Grann and presents a credibly incredible tale about his voyage past the edge of modernity. "Huffington Post"
"A gripping tale of adventure." "Washingtonian"
While it s hard to imagine that stone-age tribes still persist in a world of cell phones, satellites and social media, it s even harder to understand how difficult it is to police these isolated regions, to keep them free of outsiders who could endanger a way of life that has nearly disappeared Wallace s narrative is apt and penetrating. "SEJournal""

"Wallace's foreboding is matched by his sense of wonder." New York Times Book Review

"Astonishing." The London Sunday Times
"A rousing adventure tale." Wall Street Journal
"Wallace's gripping account takes us upriver to a place very few outsiders have ever seen." The Boston Globe
"What a great book! An adventure story worthy of Joseph Conrad or Peter Matthiessen." The Oregonian
Rousing. TIME

"Startlingly novelistic." Salon.com
It s easy to picture The Unconquered being made into a movie. Washington Post Express
"Masterful...positively cinematic." Yale Alumni Magazine
An eye-opening read one of the most gripping pieces of non-fiction around . You ll swear you are reading a thriller novel. Guernica
Dream assignment or nightmare? An editor from National Geographic asked journalist Scott Wallace to join an expedition into the deepest wilds of the Amazon jungle to find the mysterious People of the Arrow.' While the experience was pretty much a nightmare, it s a blessing for readers of Wallace's fascinating book. Associated Press
Echoing Amazonia s earliest European explorers, Wallace crafts a tale that is part gripping adventure story, part window into the unexpected complexities of a developing country where uncontacted tribes stand between a resource-hungry economy and an area abounding in natural wealth. Indian Country Today
Rife with poachers, drug smugglers, illegal gold miners and violent tribes already acquainted with the dangers of modern life Wallace describes the trek in vivid, if unsettling, terms. Maclean s
Wallace joins the tribe of jungle-besotted literary types led by Redmond O'Hanlon and David Grann and presents a credibly incredible tale about his voyage past the edge of modernity. Huffington Post
"A gripping tale of adventure." Washingtonian
While it s hard to imagine that stone-age tribes still persist in a world of cell phones, satellites and social media, it s even harder to understand how difficult it is to police these isolated regions, to keep them free of outsiders who could endanger a way of life that has nearly disappeared Wallace s narrative is apt and penetrating. SEJournal

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Reseña del editor:

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe the mysterious flecheiros, or People of the Arrow, seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy.
Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon s own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive The Unconquered reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure.

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