The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 24, 2009 - History - 352 pages
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This New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.
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.

Look for David Grann’s new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, coming April 18, 2017.

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

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To fully follow his story, Mitchell Zuckoff (Frozen in Time) helped fund the expedition to search for the Duck and traveled with the team to Greenland. David Grann decided to go to the jungles of the ... Read full review

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“The Lost City of Z” by David Grann is a non-fiction account of the author's trip to Brazil following the footsteps of previous explorers. The book is part character study, part history, part ... Read full review

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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.

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