* Targeted outreach to history organizations, websites, podcasts,
* Social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads giveaways.
* PR campaign with print, radio, and digital interview targets, including NPR and all major national television stations.
Buddy Levy is the author of seven books, and his work has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Daily Beast, and The A.V. Club. He was the co-star, for 25 episodes from 2010-2012, on HISTORY Channel's hit docuseries Brad Meltzer's Decoded, which aired to an average of 1.7 million weekly viewers and is still airing as reruns today. In 2018 he was an on-camera expert on the 4-part TV Series The Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America (HISTORY, Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio). Levy was a contributing writer on the 2018 documentary film The Weight of Water, based in part on the book No Barriers, which Levy co-authored with blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer. Levy's most recent book is the Banff Adventure Travel Award-winner Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition. Levy is the author of the National Bestseller No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon (with Erik Weihenmayer); and Geronimo: The Life and Times of An American Warrior (co-authored with Coach Mike Leach). His other books include the critically acclaimed and Amazon #1 Bestseller Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs; American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett; and Echoes On Rimrock: In Pursuit of the Chukar Partridge. His books have been published in seven languages.
Praise for Buddy Levy and River of Darkness
"River of Darkness immediately takes its place as the
definitive book on one of the great voyages into the unknown of all
time, Orellana's accidental first descent of the Amazon. Not only
is it a solid contribution to the scholarly literature on Amazonia,
but it is a riveting and irresistible read, narrative history of a
literary quality rarely encountered that compares with Alan
Moorehead's great books on the Nile. Bravissimo!"
"In River of Darkness, Buddy Levy recounts Orellana's headlong dash down the Amazon. Like Mr. Levy's last book, Conquistador, about the conquest of Mexico, River of Darkness presents a fast-moving tale of triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. . . . Though impromptu, the expedition was one of the most amazing adventures of all time."
-Wall Street Journal
"Buddy Levy is one of those rare and gifted authors whose books
are virtual time machines that effortlessly transport us back
through centuries. In River of Darkness, we participate in one of
history's signal explorations, Francisco Orellana's descent of the
Amazon River. We see blood, smell smoke, hear screams of joy and
agony. Levy's impeccably researched book is at once harrowing
adventure and revealing history. Better than any in recent memory,
River of Darkness sheds new light-and reveals the darkest
aspects-of the Conquistadors' brave and bloody New World
"An exciting, well-plotted excursion down the Amazon River with the early Spanish conquistador. . . . [A] richly textured account of the rogue, rebel and visionary whose discovery still resonates today."-Kirkus Reviews
"A rollicking adventure . . . Levy successfully conveys the Amazon's power and majesty, while shedding light on the futility of humanity's attempt to tame it."-The A.V. Club