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Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and… (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Gerard Colby

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Title:Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil
Authors:Gerard Colby
Info:Harpercollins (1995), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 960 pages
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Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil by Gerard Colby (1995)



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The most detailed description anyone will ever need to have of the deadly confluence of the Rockefellers' insatiable desire for oil and resources, the CIA's fanatical drive for US political hegemony, and the Christian Fundamentalists' lust for souls, and what it did to an entire continent's land and peoples for most of a century. Academics should pay great attention to exactly how linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, botanists and geologists were recruited to participate in terrorism and genocide. Saddest of all is the lingering idea that even with all the remarkable political changes in the last decade in Latin America, and now in the Middle East, the bad old days have not gone away for good, and the same interests: financial, corporate, military and "soldiers of the Lord" may be coming together again in a last stand for the re-taking of a 'lost' hemisphere, with America's insatiable demand for both energy and drugs as the driving force. US global power, both soft and hard, may be in irreversible decline, but the question this book forces you to ask is: how much will it take with it before it goes down for good? ( )
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This extraordinary saga moves from the Oval Office to the Amazon rain forests to show how Cold War intrigue linked a powerful American family, the U.S. government, and a missionary organization in a forty-year campaign to conquer the Amazon. At the heart of this story are two intensely ambitious men: Nelson Rockefeller, scion of the liberal and immensely wealthy Standard Oil family, and William Cameron Townsend, founder of the ultraconservative Wycliffe Bible Translators. Although leaders of opposing camps, they found common cause in the struggle against fascism and then communism, with the result that hundreds of thousands of Amazonian tribespeople died or were displaced. The systematic campaign of colonization fathered by Rockefeller and Townsend was a chilling foreshadowing of American intervention in the Third World to secure valuable natural resources in the name of democracy.

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