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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Very well researched with a lot of background details. I learned so much reading this book! Read full review

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Contents

We Shall Return
7
The Search Begins
27
Buried Treasure
33
ULiuk Spots on the Map
48
J The Disciple
58
FreezeDried Ice Cream and Adrenaline Socks
66
Into the Amazon
71
The Secret Papers
89
The Locked Box
156
The Whole World Is Mad
160
A Scientific Obsession
183
An Unexpected Clue
193
Have No Fear
197
The Last Eyewitness
215
Dead or Alive
225
The Colonel Bones
244

The Gcecn Hell
94
Dead Horse Camp
100
2 In the Hands of the Cods
102
Ransom
125
TinCaw for Z 124
148
The Cither World
256
Z
261
Acknowledgments 279
278
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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