Journey with Scott Wallace, author of The Unconquered: Brazil’s People of the Arrow, deep into the Amazon rain forest in search of one of the last uncontacted tribes on Earth."
Scott Wallace is a writer, photographer, and broadcast journalist
whose career covering national and international affairs spans the past
three decades. He gained an early reputation for gutsy reporting from
the battlefronts and barricades of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala,
and Panama in the 1980s, where he filed for CBS News Radio and a
succession of print outlets that included the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsweek, the Independent of London, and Manchester/London Guardian.
Drawn to big stories involving conflict over land, resources, and
ideology, Wallace brings the full range of his writing and reportorial
talents and experience to bear in The Unconquered, his
soon-to-released account of an epic journey into the deepest Amazon
wilderness to track an uncontacted indigenous tribe. Part memoir, part
travel tale, and part philosophical meditation, Wallace’s book brings to
life a hidden world of darkness and danger, together with an
unforgettable cast of Conradian characters. Two-time National Book
award-winner Peter Matthiessen says The Unconquered is
“exciting and authentic — a great pleasure to read.” Sebastian Junger
calls it “riveting and brilliant — journalism at its very very best.”
And this from The Wall Street: “a rousing adventure tale.”
Scott’s assignments have taken him from Afghanistan’s windswept
Wakhan Corridor to the Alaskan Arctic, from the clandestine arms bazaars
of the former Soviet Union to midnight raids on suspected fedayeen
hideouts in the slums of Baghdad. He has authored two cover stories for National Geographic
about the Amazon, and his writings about war, revolution, international
organized crime, and vanishing cultures have appeared in Harper’s, Grand Street, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, the Village Voice, and Sports Afield, among many others.
His photography has been featured in Smithsonian, Outside, Details, Interview, Sports Afield, the New York Times, and Newsweek, and his television producing credits include CBS, CNN, Fox News, and National Geographic Channel.
U.S. scientific society founded in 1888 in Washington, D.C., by a small group of eminent explorers and scientists for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge. At the turn of the 21st century it had approximately nine million members. It has supported more than 7,000 major scientific projects and expeditions, including those of Robert E. Peary, Richard E. Byrd, the Leakey family, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jane Goodall, and Dian Fossey. It has published numerous books, atlases, and bulletins and has created hundreds of television documentaries. National Geographic Magazine is a monthly magazine of geography, archaeology, anthropology, and exploration. It became a leader in reproducing colour photographs and printing photographs of undersea life, views from the stratosphere, and animals in their natural habitats. It also became famous for articles containing substantial information on environmental, social, and cultural aspects of the regions covered. See alsoGilbert Grosvenor.