Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller “son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America” travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
He never returned, and no trace of him was ever found. The official story was that he drowned at sea. But the tribes of native warriors whose art he was seeking were known headhunters, and rumors soon surfaced that he’d been killed and ceremoniously eaten. Hoffman’s new book, Savage Harvest, chronicles the author’s search for the truth into Rockefeller’s mysterious disappearance and lays out evidence as to how he met his demise.