Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and the author of The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes, which was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Wall Street Journal, and Hunting Warbirds: The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War II. A veteran journalist, Hoffman has traveled to more than seventy countries on assignment.
"[Hoffman's] reporting takes hold, drawing a vivid portrait of the world of the Asmat people, hunter-gatherers who lived in isolation until the mid-20th century. Gripping." -- New York Times Book Review "In an expertly told tale that is begging for a film adaptation, Hoffman crafts a remarkable, balanced examination of this sensational case... [He] deserves much credit for this riveting, multilayered tale." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "With urgency boarding on obsession, Carl Hoffman retraces Rockefeller's perilous footsteps. The result is a hypnotic journey into otherness, a wild detective story amid cannibals and headhunters. A thrilling, one-of-a-kind tale -I couldn't stop reading." -- Andrew McCarthy, The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down "A bare-knuckle, adventure-filled journey in search of the answer to a half-century-old cold case: Whatever happened to Nelson Rockefeller's son, Michael? ... A searching, discomfiting journey yields an elegant, memorable report." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A tremendous accomplishment-easily one of the best books I read this year. Carl Hoffman's acute eye for detail is something to envy. And that closing passage will stick with me for a long, long time." -- Brendan I. Keorner, The Skies Belong To Us: Love and Terror in the Golden age of Hijacking "Not only has Carl Hoffman helped solve one of the great mysteries of the last 50 years, he has also written a page turner. An instant classic." -- Scott Wallace, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribe "A gripping whodunit... a powerful book that succeeds in solving a half-century-old mystery." -- Wall Street Journal "Terrific ... What's surprising about this book is not the revelation of Rockefeller's fate but rather the author's portrayal of a unique cultural encounter." -- Washington Post "Hoffman is an intelligent writer... [the]best kind of non-fiction writing." -- The Globe and Mail "Compelling. Intoxicating. Sensational. Savage Harvest is a great read, as long as you're not eating lunch." -- Newsweek "A gripping read ... he's erected a solid foundation of reporting that goes far beyond what the rest of us did and is likely to make this the definitive account." -- Tim Sohn, Slate "Richly detailed ... nail-biting expose...Savage Harvest fascinates for the mystery it aims to solve as well as its portrait of an isolated but changing way of life." -- Chicago Tribune