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


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Broadway Books
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5.21 X 1.11 X 8.01 inches | 0.89 pounds
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About the Author

SCOTT WALLACE is a journalist whose assignments have taken him from the Himalayas and the streets of Baghdad to the Alaskan Arctic and the Amazon. A former correspondent for the Guardian and Newsweek, he has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and Harper's. His photography has appeared in Smithsonian, Outside, and Sports Afield. His television credits include CBS, CNN, and National Geographic Channel.


"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." -

"It's easy to picture The Unconquered being made into a movie." - Washington Post Express

"Masterful...positively cinematic." - Yale Alumni Magazine

"An eye-opening 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