Into the Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomama

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Social Science - 349 pages
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This is an absorbing, thrilling account of an anthropologist's foray into the heart of the Amazon, where for 12 years he lived among the Yanomama, learned their language, fell in love with one of their women, then found himself in a harrowing life-and-death struggle to keep from losing her.

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This is an extraordinarily human account of the Yanomama Indians of the Amazon rain forest, a people who have in the past been rather dehumanized by anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon's Yanomama: The ... Read full review


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Rev. Kenneth Good joins his wife Aurelia in raising their two children. The Good family works together as a team to be a foster home. Ken is a Minister of Word and Sacrament at the Stockton (NJ) Presbyterian Church and has taught as Adjunct faculty at Bloomfield College and Kean University. He enjoys walks along the Delaware River's towpath, gardening and baseball.

David Chanoff has written about literary history, education, foreign policy, and other subjects for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, and The New Republic. His thirteen books include collaborations with former surgeon general Joycelyn Elders, former chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William Crowe Jr, and Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

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