The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonLarge Print - 2009
For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett's party and the Lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett's quest and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, drawn into the jungle's green hell. His quest for the truth, and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett's fate and Z, form the heart of this enthralling narrative. From the Compact Disc edition.
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OPLBOOKLISTS Sep 14, 2018
Lorie - 4.5 stars - Lorie reread this book after recently watching the movie based on it. It was an excellent second-time reading after nearly 10 years. Great narrative nonfiction for adventure and exploration buffs.
LorieH Aug 14, 2017
Lorie - Another well done nonfiction narrative involving the search for lost ruins in the Amazon.
JCLDebbieF Nov 22, 2016
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.”
JCLRachelN Aug 26, 2015
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In his search for a lost city in the Amazon, hardened explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett entered the jungle in 1925 and never returned. In the following decades, many people have gone in search of Fawcett and the lost Amazonian civilization that he fervently believed in only to have come away empty-handed, if at all. David Grann contends that people have been searching in the wrong place and undertakes his own quest to discover Fawcett's fate using newly-released documents and Fawcett's own personal journals and notes as his guides. His book is an engaging account of what drives people, including himself, to immerse themselves in one of the world's most dangerous areas. Grann comes upon some surprising results that are changing how people view the native cultures of the Amazon.
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