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Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil

Colby, Gerard; Dennett, Charlotte

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ISBN 10: 0060167645 / ISBN 13: 9780060167646
Editorial: Harpercollins, Scranton, PA, 1995
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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960 pp.How Cold War intrigue linked one of America's most powerful families, the American government, and America's largest missionary organization in a forty-year campaign to conquer the Amazon. Jacket has light edgewear. Boards have faint shelfwear. Ffep has small closed tear, page not cut even during printing. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Black marker on bottom sheet edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 306122

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Título: Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon...

Editorial: Harpercollins, Scranton, PA

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Printing.

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Examining the motives, deeds, and tragic repercussions of their intervention in the Amazon and Central America, a study reveals the legacies of Nelson Rockefeller, who secured natural resources for American corporations, and Cameron Townsend, who saved souls at any cost.


This extraordinary saga moves from the Oval Office to the Amazon rain forests to show how Cold War intrigue linked a powerful American family, the U.S. government, and a missionary organization in a forty-year campaign to conquer the Amazon. At the heart of this story are two intensely ambitious men: Nelson Rockefeller, scion of the liberal and immensely wealthy Standard Oil family, and William Cameron Townsend, founder of the ultraconservative Wycliffe Bible Translators. Although leaders of opposing camps, they found common cause in the struggle against fascism and then communism, with the result that hundreds of thousands of Amazonian tribespeople died or were displaced. The systematic campaign of colonization fathered by Rockefeller and Townsend was a chilling foreshadowing of American intervention in the Third World to secure valuable natural resources in the name of democracy.

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