The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon

A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon--as activists, locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the threat of loggers, drug lords, and corrupt cops and politicians Following doctors and detectives, environmental activists and indigenous tribes, The Third Bank of the River traces the history of the Amazon from the arrival of the first Spanish flotilla to the A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon--as activists, locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the ...

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Title:The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon
Author:Chris Feliciano Arnold
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250098947
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon Reviews

  • Kristin Griffin
    Feb 04, 2019
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  • SibylM
    Jul 01, 2018
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  • Brent
    Jun 01, 2018
    Arnold, adopted as a child from Brazil, returns as a journalist, and captures much cultural conflict, crime, and ferment in clear journalism and memoir. Many stories intertwine: gang wars, the death of cultures including the Yanomamo, political history, and Arnold's personal life. Hig...
  • William
    Aug 07, 2018
    Fantastic reporting of various issues in the Brazilian Amazon. Many texts will do the thinking for you. They will report not only the facts but how they synthesize together into some conspiratorial turmoil that feels hopeless. Chris Arnold does a fabulous job leaving a more subtle sens...
  • Mimi
    Aug 31, 2018
    Excellent overview of tragedies in Brazil both culturally and political. I'm hoping to read more from this author. ...
  • Ken
    Jul 16, 2018
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  • John
    Nov 09, 2018
    Having lived in the Rio area in Brazil for six months of my life, though not continuously, I find things Brazil perk my interest. Here is a somewhat depressing read. Rain forest demise. Isolated native tribes ravaged. Law and order absent. I like author's first-person narrative as he t...
  • Lou
    Jun 06, 2018
    You just can?t make these things up, the whole terribleness within, the corruption, the crimes, this narrative, truth things that past and still go on upon this earth. Reporting with plenty of heart and passion with clarity in writing. He went in deep sometimes crossing the thi...
  • RedandGonzo
    Jun 18, 2018
    Arnold seamlessly weaves his experiences with history of the people and cultures of Brazil. I didn?t expect to learn so much about Brazil, and I was captivated from beginning to end. Arnold?s writing is invigorating and beautifully crafted, and I would highly recommend this book...
  • Matt
    Jun 18, 2018
    Awesome job weaving journalism and personal experiences into something educational, pleasurably readable, and relevant all at the same time. ...
  • Katia Maria
    Nov 29, 2018
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  • gnarlyhiker
    Aug 11, 2018
    to avoid making this my 8th DNF, resulted in mastering the evelyn wood speed of reading to finish. 2.5 good luck ...
  • Jo Dasher
    Sep 10, 2018
    The plot is interesting, but the prose and the author?s point of view is what pulled me in. Finished it in a weekend! ...
  • Oona
    Apr 05, 2018
    Terrific combination of reportage and roots narrative. An up-to-date look at the world of LOST CITY OF Z. ...
  • Jay
    Jul 17, 2018
    Written by my son's college friend. He covered several different aspects of Brazil; many of which will discourage you from wanting to visit. The author had more nerves than the average tourist. Think I would rather go back to visit my college experience in Buenos Aires, but Rio Grande ...
  • Mehdi Okasi
    Jun 18, 2018
    I so enjoyed this book! It?s not only a vivid and urgent history of Brazil and it?s progress into the 21st century, but it?s told with a voice at once intimate and searching, which made this reader feel the author?s lived and carefully researched experience. This is story of ho...
  • Caryn
    Jul 31, 2018
    The writing in this book grabbed and kept me reading as much as the details of the narrative (current and historical). Truth be told, I had a hard time getting enough sleep for the next day once I picked up the book. There's particular care given to honesty about the author's own exper...
  • Ken Megale
    Jan 08, 2019
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  • Justin Hall
    Jan 04, 2019
    Firstly thanks to the beautiful people at @picador for allowing me to review their books! This one specifically had my eye from the first time I saw it. Great bit of history and journalism of the Amazon and the dark sides of Brazil. As a person that doesnt have a passport hearing the m...
  • Kim Bakos
    May 25, 2018
    I wanted to read this since everyone knows how important the Amazon is to the whole planet. You can't be a parent and not know "the Amazon is the lungs of Earth". But like many educational books, it is one that I learned from but didn't really enjoy. There wasn't any focus on why the ...
  • Olga Vannucci
    Jan 16, 2019
    Exploitation By corporations In a nation Of corruption. ...
  • Lesley Chu
    Oct 23, 2018
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  • Rachel Widdowson
    Jul 10, 2018
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  • Tom Shull
    Jul 14, 2018
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  • Amanda Hoch
    Aug 30, 2018
    GREAT READ! Smooth, informative story. I learned lots about the cultural dynamics and sociology of the Brazilian Amazon. I appreciate his objective approach in fact finding and reporting. His experiences connecting him to his birth country and mother are an extra touch. I loved it ...
  • Ryan Weber
    Aug 25, 2018
    Through a combination of reporting and memoir, Arnold does an amazing job bringing the struggles and culture of Brazil to life. An eye-opening and engaging book! ...
  • Phineas James
    Aug 17, 2018
    The Third Bank of the River is a part personal, part investigative look into the unique social, political, and historical dynamics of the world's most uncharted region. Arnold weaves his own story of discovery - of his own background of adoption - with interviews and observations compi...
  • Roman
    Aug 22, 2018
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  • Theblackrock
    Dec 05, 2018
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  • 17CECO
    Jan 02, 2019
    Arnold spikes journalism with memoir, narrating how the people of the Amazon are caught in a shitstorm of allied, conflicting but also mutually enabling gangs, corrupt government, greedy elites, and plundering multinationals and evangelicals. More The Wire than ode to the green. Admiri...