Running the Amazon

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Vintage Books, May 12, 1990 - Travel - 277 pages
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The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.

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User Review  - Steve Dyson - Goodreads

What an great story. The writer does a great job of expressing all of the emotions of all of the members of the expedition. What an amazing experience for all involved. Captivating story. Read full review

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User Review  - Teo smite - Goodreads

A slow starting book since the author walked the beginning of the river where I was expecting descriptions of the water and its challenges. Once it hooked me the book described the incredible changes ... Read full review

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