Books: Adventure on the Amazon

RIVER OF THE SUN (444 pp.)—James Ramsey Ullman—Lippincott ($3.50).

Air Force Veteran Mark Allison first saw the jungles of the Amazon when he flew over them as a Pan Am pilot before the war. They fascinated him—and so did a little Brazilian's yarn about an unexplored Amazon valley region which promised gold and probably oil. But soon after he set out with his wife in a private plane to look for the promised land, Pilot Allison crashed and his wife was killed. Shorn of the will to go on as a pilot, Allison settled down in the dreary river town of...

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