Island at the Center of the World: New Light on Easter Island
Englert, Father Sebastian. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1970
From cover fold: Easter Island's extraordinary history is engagingly presented in this account by the dedicated man who lived for three decades on that tiny mote of land in the South Pacific.
Sebastian Englert, for thirty-four years priest of Easter Island's only church, had more intimate contact with the island's people than any other outsider. Because he was able to penetrate local insights far beyond the capacity of other investigators, and because of his isolation from professional colleagues, his work is uniquely independent.