The Resource Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman., (ebook)

Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman., (ebook)

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Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art
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Savage harvest
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a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art
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Carl Hoffman.
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eng
Summary
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 twenty-three-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 on an expedition to collect art for the Museum of Primitive Art, which his father had founded in 1957, and his expedition partner--who stayed with the boat and was later rescued--shared Michael's final words as he swam for help: "I think I can make it." Despite exhaustive searches by air, ground, and sea, no trace of Michael was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors surfaced that he'd made it to shore, where he was then killed and eaten by the local Asmat--a native tribe of warriors whose complex culture was built around sacred, reciprocal violence, headhunting, and ritual cannibalism. The Dutch government and the Rockefeller family vehemently denied the story, and Michael's death was officially ruled a drowning. While the cause of death was accepted publicly, doubts lingered and sensational stories circulated, fueling speculation and intrigue for decades. The real story has long waited to be told--until now. Retracing Michael's steps, award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman traveled to the jungles of New Guinea, immersing himself in a world of former headhunters and cannibals, secret spirits and customs, and getting to know generations of Asmat. Through exhaustive archival research, he uncovered hundreds of pages of never-before-seen original documents and located witnesses willing to speak publicly for the first time in fifty years
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contains biographical information
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ZZC
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1960-
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Hoffman, Carl
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995.1
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illustrations
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index present
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DU744.35.A82
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rockefeller, Michael Clark
  • Asmat (Indonesian people)
  • Hoffman, Carl
  • Ethnology
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Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman., (ebook)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-312) and index
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multicolored
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1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
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online
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9780062116185
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45C2D06B-1125-4282-8E83-21348DD9BBA1
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  • (OCoLC)874882610
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Savage harvest : a tale of cannibals, colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's tragic quest for primitive art, Carl Hoffman., (ebook)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-312) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062116185
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
45C2D06B-1125-4282-8E83-21348DD9BBA1
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  • ocn874882610
  • (OCoLC)874882610

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