(13x11" Hardcover) Anthony Boccaccio's fascinating documentation the building of the famous Transamazonic Highway, and the gold rush that followed. His work is a rich blend of imagery and words taken from the mouths of those he encountered in his journeys through God's Green Hell.
This is the story of road builders, missionaries, Indians, colonists, prostitutes, rubber-tappers, children, and garimpeiros — gold miners, told in their own words. It is the story of the extraordinary and insane life of people who face Nature and impossible odds to find the precious yellow ore. They do it singlehandedly, armed with nothing more than their wits and unshakable faith. That and a dream of gold.