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

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

by Scott Wallace
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Unconquered 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ImnezH More than 1 year ago
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.
LLBostick More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable informative adventure tale. Makes you question modern society.
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Rose-MarieRD More than 1 year ago
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!!
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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