Peter T. White, globe-trotting National Geographic writer, dies at 92

Posted on July 1, 2017

Peter T. White was a National Geographic writer who slogged through tropical rain forests, hiked the Tyrolean Alps, examined addictive and therapeutic uses of the opium poppy and wrote about tribes in the Brazilian jungle who ate their dead as a gesture of respect. Peter Theodor Futterweit was born May 11,1925,in Vienna. His father, a Jewish World War I veteran decorated for bravery, was killed by a bomb tossed into his shop in June 1933 during an anti-Semitic outburst of violence.

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