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Vanished: The Search for Michael Rockefeller

  • Date
    March 19, 2014
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Starting at $24

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Michael Rockefeller, photographed in 1961

UPI Telephoto, courtesy Harper Collins

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Carl Hoffman

Photograph by Liz Lynch

Discover the truth behind the mysterious, headline-grabbing disappearance of wealthy young heir Michael Rockefeller while on an expedition to New Guinea to collect native art. National Geographic Traveler contributing editor and award-winning writer Carl Hoffman retraced Rockefeller’s journey to search for clues to the 1961 disappearance. In a real-life detective story, chronicled for his book Savage Harvest, Hoffman uncovered hundreds of pages of never-before-seen documents, interviewed now-elderly witnesses, and even lived for several months among the Asmat tribespeople in a search for the real story. In conversation with Traveler editor-at-large Don George, he’ll share the surprising answers he uncovered.

Book sale and signing to follow. Co-presented with National Geographic Traveler.

Read a review of the book from the New York Daily News.

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