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Amazon Journal by Geoffrey O'Connor

Amazon Journal

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Amazon Journal by Geoffrey O'Connor
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Sep 01, 1998 | ISBN 9780452276109

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“In the late ’80s and early ’90s, while the world worked itself in a lather over the disappearing Amazon rain forests, reporter and filmmaker Geoffrey O’Connor found an even bigger story behind the movement. While the world turned its attention to saving the Brazilian rain forest, O’Connor found that the indigenous Indian culture was on the brink of being destroyed by loggers, miners and corrupt politicians. In turning the focus on indigenous societies caught up in the gold rush taking placing on Indian lands in the rain forest, O’Connor found a far more ambiguous and complex story beyond the simple predictable tale of Indian victims battling a virtual army of 45,000 gold miners.”—The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)
“Not only recounts his own reactions to what he sees and hears in a strikingly honest way; it also analyzes the variables of greed, racism, hunger, sentimentality, adventure, idealism, violence and corruption that confuse how the Amazon is perceived.”—Alan Riding, New York Times
“These doubts, and the historical perspective O’Connor adopts, are the chief virtues of this book, along with his sharp, visual prose.”—Michael Harris, Los Angeles Times

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