Books: Jungle Thriller

THE RIVERS RAN EAST (366 pp.)—Leonard Clark—Funk & Wagnalls ($5).

A stranger runs well-documented risks in the Peruvian jungleland east of the Andes. Some have had their heads lopped off and shrunken as trophies; others have been eaten alive by ants; still others have been emasculated like steers, fattened on oily berries and served up to cannibals. Leonard Clark of San Francisco is an experienced jungle man who risked these dangers to look for gold and lived to tell about it. In The Rivers Ran East, he has written one of the most rousing...

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