Life and Death in the Andes

Life and Death in the Andes Unique Portraits Of Legendary Characters Along South America S Mountain Spine, From Charles Darwin To The Present Day, Told By A Master Traveler And ObserverThe Andes Mountains Are The World S Longest Mountain Chain, Linking Most Of The Countries In South America Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie Takes Us On A Historical Journey Through This Unique Region, Bringing Fresh Insight And Contemporary Connections To Such Fabled Characters As Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, And Many Others He Describes Living On The Floating Islands Of Lake Titicaca, Where People Still Make Sacrifices To The Gods He Introduces Us To A Patagonian Woman Who Is The Last Living Speaker Of Her Language, As He Explores The Disappearance Of Indigenous Cultures Throughout The Andes He Meets A Man Whose Grandfather Witnessed Butch Cassidy S Last Days In Bolivia And The School Teacher Who Gave Che Guevara His Final Meal MacQuarrie Also Meets The Colombian Police Officer Who Made It His Mission To Capture Pablo Escobar The Most Dangerous Cocaine King In The World.Through The Stories He Shares, MacQuarrie Raises Such Questions As, Where Did The People Of South America Come From Did They Create Or Import Their Cultures Why Did The Incas Sacrifice Children On Mountaintops And How Did These Ice Mummies Remain So Well Preserved Why Did Peru S Shining Path Leader Guzm N Nearly Succeed In His Revolutionary Quest While Che Guevara In Bolivia So Quickly Failed And What So Astounded Charles Darwin In South America That Led Him To Conceive The Theory Evolution Deeply Observed And Beautifully Written, Adventures In The Andes Shows Us This Land As No One Has Before. Eight years ago I read Kim MacQuarries The Last Days of the Incas which continues to stand out in my memory for excellent prose I saw this new book on the library shelf and despite its appearance as a book of essays my least favorite genre I went for it While I d prefer a whole book for each of its topics, this is still to me worthy of 5 stars.While reading, I was cognitively considering why I like MacQuarrie s writing I decided on three elements the clarity of prose, his choice of cont Eight years ago I read Kim MacQuarries The Last Days of the Incas which continues to stand out in my memory for excellent prose I saw this new book on the library shelf and despite its appearance as a book of essays my least favorite genre I went for it While I d prefer a whole book for each of its topics, this is still to me worthy of 5 stars.While reading, I was cognitively considering why I like MacQuarrie s writing I decided o
KIRKUS REVIEWS LIFE AND DEATH IN THE ANDES On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and RevolutionariesAuthor Kim MacQuarrieReview Issue Date September 15, 2015Online Publish Date September 2, 2015Publisher Simon SchusterPages 488Price Hardcover 29.95Publication Date December 1, 2015ISBN Hardcover 978 1 4391 6889 9Category Nonfiction Travel HistoryA filmmaker and writer tells the story of the historical figures and ordinary people who have attempted to control, adapt to, or KIRKUS REVIEWS LIFE AND DEATH IN THE ANDES On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and RevolutionariesAuthor Kim MacQuarrieReview Issue Date September 15, 2015Online Publish Date September 2, 2015Publisher Simon SchusterPages 488Price Hardcover 29.95Public
MacQuarrie spent several years in South America traveling the length of the Andes, exploring the lives of many famous and infamous travelers before him From Charles Darwin to Pablo Escobar, from the discoverer of Machu Picchu to the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the author presents their stories vividly From Che Guevara to Thor Heyerdahl, he tracks their paths and journeys, uncovering new exciting facts about them The book is an interesting one, a travel memoi
Received a free signed copy of this book This is a richly detailed travel and memoir book The author is a great storyteller who weaves his own experiences with historical fact The book is well researched and Mr MacQuarrie makes history come alive His depi
A GoodReads FirstReads Winner Can t wait to receive my copy Kim McQuarrie lived in South America for several years and provides many interesting portraits of life there, including the voyage of the Beagle and Charles Darwin, and how at times Darwin s amateurism inhibited his work the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, drug kingpin of Medellin, Colombia, the strange and tragic saga of the Shining Path guerrillas in Peru and th
All andthan you ever thought you wanted to know about South America and some very interesting characters in its history Thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish Bravo to Kim MacQuarrie for finely told stories that will leave you wantingof his writing. I picked up this CD at the last minutes before a drive to Portland The reader s over enthusiasm and hyperness nearly killed it, but with a 5 and half hour drive ahead of me I kept listening After the first section, the reader calms down some, and I really enjoyed the author s approach The author is entranced with the Andes and h
While MacQuarrie travels north to south through this book with a handy map included , each chapter is an individual story, basically an essay, focusing on a particular historical figure, event, etc from that area that he has researched in his many trips through the region Pablo Escobar Colombian drug lord and all around nasty guy , Charles Darwin, Abimael Guzman leader of the Shining Path guerrilla group , Juanita a mummified Incan human sacrifice , Thor Heyerdahl Norwegian adventurer While MacQuarrie travels north to south through this book with a handy map included , each chapter is an individual story, basically an essay, focusing on a particular historical figure, event, etc from that area that he has researched in his many trips through the region Pablo Escobar Colombian drug lord and all around nasty guy , Charles Darwin, Abimael Guzman leader of the Shining Path guerrilla group , Jua
Jonathan Yen s narration of Kim MacQuarrie s Life and Death in the Andes On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries is outstanding Yen s finely tuned attention to pronunciation, languages, accents and characterization brings this book to life and lands the listener directly in the Andes Mountains amidst the Incas, rebels, archaeologists, evolutionists, and fallen virgin maidens sacrificed to appease the gods Forgotten tongues and rare peoples, warm colors and icy slopes, noisy bir Jonathan Yen s narration of Kim MacQuarrie s Life and Death in the Andes On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries is outstanding Yen s finely tuned attention to pronunciation, languages, accents and characterization brings this book to life and lands the listener directly in the Andes Mountains amidst the Incas, rebels, archaeologists, evolutionists, and fallen virgin maidens sacrificed to appease the gods Forgotten t

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  • Hardcover
  • 386 pages
  • Life and Death in the Andes
  • Kim MacQuarrie
  • English
  • 16 April 2017
  • 143916889X