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

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Amazing, important, book

    This is going to be a good one. I read the National Geographic article that eventually led to this book, and it was fascinating. Can't wait for the full story. Profound philosophical questions about human culture and indigenous survival, interwoven with environmental investigation, and wrapped in a gripping adventure story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Scott Wallace's "The Unconquered" is excellent. I gene

    Scott Wallace's "The Unconquered" is excellent. I generally read fiction, but Mr. Wallace somehow managed to sneak a wealth of information on a topic I knew nothing about (uncontacted tribes in the Amazon) into an emotional, real-life action adventure that left me both sad that I've never had such opportunities to explore the world, and thankful that someone else has and that he has the talent to bring it all back to me in words and pictures. Read it. You won't be disappointed; the story is rich, the photos are hauntingly beautiful, and you may just find yourself viewing the world a bit differently.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    exciting, informative, makes you think

    Enjoyable informative adventure tale. Makes you question modern society.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2012

    I was so excited when I got my hands on this book - for all the

    I was so excited when I got my hands on this book - for all the new history books, memoirs, biographies, etc., that I've been reading
    lately, this book's got it. Real life adventure. Substance. I had truly enjoyed the book
    "River of Darkness" about Orellana's voyage down the Amazon and a few others about South American history,
     so this book resonated for the concerns about the indigenous tribes, esp the uncontacted, the environment and sheer excitement!!

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

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    Slightly disappointed by this tale of a FUNAI team exploring the

    Slightly disappointed by this tale of a FUNAI team exploring the Amazon
    jungle to determine the health and living boundaries of an uncontacted
    indian tribe. It was more the observations and fears of the writer than
    a true adventure story. The team leader seemed rather bipolar. While it
    is common for expeditions under adverse conditions to become rather
    fractious, it seemed like much of the problems were caused by Possuelo
    himself. FUNAI itself reminds me a lot of the UN Peacekeeping team that
    was in Rwanda; unable to do anything but try to talk people out of what
    they are doing. While the information in the book is good, I was
    underwhelmed by the book overall. For an Amazon adventure, I would
    instead recommend The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest
    Journey by Candice Millard or The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly
    Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. The eBook was formatted well,
    with no spelling or grammar errors. There are a couple of maps in the
    front, and several photos in the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    An Important Book

    Unconquered is an important book. Wallace enters a world so foreign that its closest approximation come from a science fiction film referenced at the book's end. There were plenty of times when I wished I was in the hands of a better writer, but the sense of urgency is persistent. The book leaves me with a lot of questions--rightfullty so.

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