The Third Bank of the River by Chris Feliciano Arnold

The Third Bank of the River

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 politiciansFollowing 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 drones that are now mapping unexplored parts of the forest. Grounded in ri...

Details The Third Bank of the River

TitleThe Third Bank of the River
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherPicador USA
GenreNonfiction, History, Science, Politics, Environment, Nature

Reviews The Third Bank of the River

  • Brent
    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.Highly recommended.
  • Lou
    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 thin line between life and death, he returned to his first home, in search of a world he wants to understand of the cause and effect of certain events, conditions of people an...
  • Oona
    Terrific combination of reportage and roots narrative. An up-to-date look at the world of LOST CITY OF Z.
  • Kim Bakos
    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 Amazon is important - the flora and fauna, the water itself, etc... I was hoping to learn more about that. Instead, was was about who is struggling for the power of t...
  • Mehdi Okasi
    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 homecoming wherein the author understands completely the luck that afforded him the opportunity to tell this story in the first place. But his personal story never ov...
  • Caryn
    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 experiences/perspectives, and the land and people around him. This is not only an important read, but a human, beautifully written one.
  • Jay
    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 do Sul would be OK, too.
  • RedandGonzo
    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 to anyone.
  • Matt
    Awesome job weaving journalism and personal experiences into something educational, pleasurably readable, and relevant all at the same time.