Carl Hoffman

Carl Hoffman

Carl Hoffman is the author of the New York Times bestselling Savage HarvestThe Lunatic ExpressHunting Warbirds, and The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A Story of Death and Treasure.


Has Amelia Earhart Really Been Found?

Don't bet on it. A recent media frenzy that linked the missing aviator to bones recovered long ago on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro missed a crucial point. She probably wasn't anywhere near the place.

Carl Hoffman
Apr 3, 2018

Murder and Revenge in Papua New Guinea

Last September, a trekking company's guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many more. The motive appeared to be robbery, but Carl Hoffman knew something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that, he knew, would inevitably be avenged

Carl Hoffman
May 13, 2014

An excerpt from Carl Hoffman's new book.

Carl Hoffman
Mar 8, 2010

Strange Bird

Need something (or somebody) flown around Africa without a lot of questions? Can you pay with bricks of cash? Then you want old-school bush pilot Tim Roman, a man with Kurtzian ambitions, a deft touch on jungle runways, and a place on every smart dictator’s speed dial.

Carl Hoffman
Nov 21, 2007

Escape from New York (and nine other big cities) with these 40 fast adventures

Justin Nyberg, Christian DeBenedetti, Alicia Carr, A.J. Daulerio, Jim Gullo, Katy Neusteter, Ryan Krogh, Sam Moulton, and Carl Hoffman
Aug 24, 2007