Lords of the Earth Author:Don Richardson He found them deep in the stone-age hell of Iran Jaya's Snow Mountains--the Yali! Naked cannibals who call themselves "lords of the earth," yet live in bondage to two recurring nightmares: the terror that they in turn might be eaten by their enemies; or worse, commit incest, the unforgivable crime, and be slaughtered by their friends! — He care... more »d for them, 3,000 inscrutable fanatics who worship woman-hating, child-despising gods; who oppress their own wives so severely that many Yali women choose suicide in wild mountain rivers; who condemn their children to death even for accidental breaches of taboo!
He laid his life on the line to help them, this small man with a rawhide-tough body, iron will, and compassionate heart. As he pursued his "impossible" 2,000-year-old mission, his critics derided him as a crank. Even his friends feared that his own tormented past would defeat him before he achieved his goal.
His name was Stan Dale. This is his story and the story of the woman who stood by him...of the companions who shared his trials and of thousands of Yali tribesmen--all swept together through a final maelstrom of agony and blood, to one of biographical literature's most unexpected endings!« less