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Author And Archeologist Explores Jungle In Search Of Lost Civilization

Douglas Preston is a New York Times Bestselling author who shares hair-raising stories from his adventures into the thickest jungle in the world.


Douglas Preston is an author known for his thriller novels and non-fiction books on history and exploration. His newest book, “The Lost City of The Monkey God,” is the true story of his trip with a team of scientists and archeologists into the world’s thickest jungle.

On this episode of Federalist Radio, Preston shares hair-rising stories from his travels into the Honduran jungle and the history behind what his team discovered.

“The jungle itself is extremely dangerous. Not only are their pumas, lions, jaguars, and deadly snakes, but also huge numbers of tropical diseases,” he said. “When I got into this jungle and saw what we were dealing with, I was pretty freaked out.”

Later in the hour, Preston describes the creative process for writing thriller novels with his co-author Lincoln Child. “The most important thing is you have to trust your writing partner because our words are like our children. We’re very defensive about them and we don’t have any objectivity.”

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