Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes heâ€™s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller â€“ son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America Â¬â€“ travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his fatherâ€™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 heâ€™d been killed and ceremoniously eaten. Hoffmanâ€™s new book, â€œSavage Harvest,â€ chronicles the authorâ€™s search for the truth into Rockefellerâ€™s mysterious disappearance and lays out evidence as to how he met his demise.