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The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure Adventure Travel At Its Best Kirkus, Starred Review Haunting Booklist, Starred Review Quite A Story Exciting, Funny, And Tragic And Hoffman Tells It Extraordinarily Well Washington PostTwo Modern Adventurers Sought A Treasure Possessed By The Legendary Wild Men Of Borneo One Found Riches The Other Vanished Forever Into An Endless Jungle Had He Shed Civilization Or Lost His Mind Global Headlines Suspected Murder Lured By These Mysteries, New York Times Bestselling Author Carl Hoffman Journeyed To Find The Truth, Discovering That Nothing Is As It Seems In The World S Last Eden, Where The Lines Between Sinner And Saint Blur Into OneIn , Swiss Traveler Bruno Manser Joined An Expedition To The Mulu Caves On Borneo, The Planet S Third Largest Island There He Slipped Into The Forest Interior To Make Contact With The Penan, An Indigenous Tribe Of Peace Loving Nomads Living Among The Dayak People, The Fabled Headhunters Of Borneo Bruno Lived For Years With The Penan, Gaining Acceptance As A Member Of The Tribe However, When Commercial Logging Began Devouring The Penan S Homeland, Bruno Led The Tribe Against These Outside Forces, Earning Him Status As An Enemy Of The State, But Also Worldwide Fame As An Environmental Hero He Escaped Captivity Under Gunfire Twice, But The Strain Took A Psychological Toll Then, In , Bruno Disappeared Without A Trace Had He Become A Madman, A Hermit, Or A Martyr American Michael Palmieri Is, In Many Ways, Bruno S Opposite Evading The Vietnam War, The Californian Wandered The World, Finally Settling In Bali In The S From There, He Staged Expeditions Into The Bornean Jungle To Acquire Astonishing Art And Artifacts From The Dayaks He Would Become One Of The World S Most Successful Tribal Art Field Collectors, Supplying Sacred Works To Prestigious Museums And Wealthy Private Collectors And Yet Suspicion Shadowed This Self Styled Buccaneer Who Made His Living Extracting The Treasure Of The Dayak Was He Preserving Or Exploiting Native Culture As Carl Hoffman Unravels The Deepening Riddle Of Bruno S Disappearance And Seeks Answers To The Questions Surrounding Both Men, It Becomes Clear Saint And Sinner Are Not So Easily Defined And Michael And Bruno Are, In A Sense, Two Parts Of One Whole Each Spent His Life In Pursuit Of The Sacred Fire Of Indigenous People The Last Wild Men Of Borneo Is The Product Of Hoffman S Extensive Travels To The Region, Guided By Penan Through Jungle Paths Traveled By Bruno And By Palmieri Himself Up Rivers To Remote Villages Hoffman Also Draws On Exclusive Interviews With Manser S Family And Colleagues, And Rare Access To His Letters And Journals Here Is A Peerless Adventure Propelled By The Entwined Lives Of Two Singular, Enigmatic Men Whose Stories Reveal Both The Grandeur And The Precarious Fate Of The Wildest Place On Earth

10 thoughts on “The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure

  1. says:

    Read almost exactly half and then DNF except for seeing all the photos and their trailers and skim reading the last few chapters of Bruno.This just seems all over the place I could not connect to their hedonism and habits Not the Borneo but our 2 principle players Nor their heavily slanted propensities to their own wishes and agenda as opposed to the wishes purposes of th

  2. says:

    This hasn t been a good reading month This book is not what the title led me to believe I thought, Oh good.cultural.indigenous.survival, but noit isn t that at all It is about white men who go to Borneo for treasure and end up living there as they loot the treasure and sell it off And then one of them goes missing This was a book about them, not the Wild Men of Borneo There w

  3. says:

    Delectable, although it should be a sad book C onsidering the context which is about the destruction of the Borneo rainforest and its ancient human cultures, It is a true life thriller and semianthropological book, the destruction of the rainforest and part of the drama behind it The story of Bruno Manser I otherwise missed, this ecological disaster is minimally covered in the ne

  4. says:

    The Last Wild Men of Borneo is a wonderful double biography one of my favorite genres It follows in the footsteps of two Western men who went to Borneo around the same time While they did pass by each other once in Kuching for the most part they were on parallel paths, which Hoffman describes as being almost mirror images of each other The first man is Bruno Manser You ve heard the e

  5. says:

    This wonderful book takes you back in time Two men, unconnected, delve into the world of a jungle tribe called Dayak One totally submerges into it, the other finds a fortune there It also tells the tale of civilization encroaching on these nomads of a time not long past A peoples self sufficient and at one with nature, living without any modern conveniences, happy in this environment, an

  6. says:

    Great book Once I started there was no putting it down Interesting mix of love and devotion and greed and money Would recommend to everyone.

  7. says:

    Don t miss this one Very enjoyable

  8. says:

    Listened to the audio as usual.The reader had a unique cadence to his voice, that while not unpleasant, I found a bit distracting.I was expecting a bitout of this book There are a number of interesting parts, such as antiquities dealing something I know little about and about Bruno Manser s survival adventures The writing style is also very solid I think But I didn t quite connect to the book as a w

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    I received a free copy of this book through a Goodreads GiveawayThe Last Wild Men of Borneo A True Story of Death and Treasureis the dual biography of American art dealer Michael Palmieri and Swiss environmentalist Bruno Manser with the prime focus on their lives in Borneo The chapters alternate between the two Both Palmieri and Manser sought to escape their lives in their homelands, and Borneo is where

  10. says:

    For anyone like me who began to be bored with middle class ennui somewhere along in their twenties and who wanted to escape to atruthful experience this book is for you Most of us settled for quitting our jobs and climbing mountains or wandering to exotic locations for further development of our living skills but the two truly courageous men of this book really knew how to get real in the hunter gatherer ba

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About the Author: Carl Hoffman

Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and the author of Savage Harvest A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art, his third book His second, The Lunatic Express Discovering the World Via It s Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes, was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Wall Street Journal and was a New York Times summer reading pick He has won four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation and one North American Travel Journalism Award A veteran journalist and former contributing editor for Wired, he has traveled tothan 70 countries on assignment for Outside, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, ESPN, the Magazine, Wired, Men s Journal, Popular Mechanics and many other publications He is a native of Washington, D C and the father of three children.