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The Lost City of Z David Grann

The Lost City of Z By David Grann

The Lost City of Z by David Grann


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Summary

A blockbuster adventure about life, death and obsession in the Amazon

The Lost City of Z Summary

The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon by David Grann

**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER**

'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure'JOHN GRISHAM

The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World

Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace.

For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration.

'A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' Sunday Times

'Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' Daily Telegraph

'The best story in the world, told perfectly' Evening Standard

'A fascinating and brilliant book' Malcolm Gladwell

The Lost City of Z Reviews

'A fascinating and brilliant book' -- Malcolm Gladwell
'A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' * Sunday Times *
'The best story in the world, told perfectly' * Evening Standard *
'Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' * Daily Telegraph *

About David Grann

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid. His stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Additional information

GOR008217072
9781471164910
1471164918
The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon by David Grann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2017-03-09
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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