The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 24, 2009 - History - 352 pages
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A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller
 
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.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.


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User Review  - Rachel Murphy leimkuehler - Goodreads

The premise is fascinating, the research extensive and the picture that Grann draws of the trials and travails of exploration in the heyday of the Royal Geographic Society were excruciatingly graphic ... Read full review

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Incredible true story of an adventurer's quest to prove a theory deep in South America's Amazon. The author's pursuit of in attempt to find out what happened to him and if his theory was ultimately true. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
3
The Vanishing
17
Buried Treasure
33
Blank Spots on the Map
48
FreezeDried Ice Cream and Adrenaline Socks
66
The Secret Papers
89
Acknowledgments
279
Selected Bibliography
315
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About the author (2009)

DAVID GRANN is a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City’s antiquated water tunnels to the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, from the hunt for the giant squid to the mysterious death of the world’s greatest Sherlock Holmes expert. His stories have appeared in several Best American writing anthologies, and he has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. A collection of his stories, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession, will be published in spring 2010.


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