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Disappearance in the jungle: Carl Hoffman on the vanishing of Michael Rockefeller

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In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, the 23-year-old son of one of the richest and most powerful men in America, vanished off the coast of New Guinea. In his thrilling new book Savage Harvest (Morrow, March), veteran journalist Carl Hoffman (The Lunatic Express) retraces Rockefeller’s steps and comes to startling conclusions about the ultimate fate of Nelson Rockefeller’s son. Before his reading at Portland, Oregon’s Powell’s Books, Hoffman sat down with BookTrib to discuss the book and the journey it took to write it. Publishers Weekly calls Savage Harvest “an expertly told tale that is begging for a film adaptation,” while Kirkus says Hoffman’s “searching, discomfiting journey yields an elegant, memorable report.” Did you start the project thinking that you’d ultimately solve…

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