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

ISBN: 0385513534

ISBN13: 9780385513531

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

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A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

A true great adventure novel

Excellently researched and written, a definite page turner of true amazing expeditions.

A good read for history buffs

I enjoyed it, its not an adventure book so much as a narration of the world around a man as he goes through a jungle, at least thats what it kind of feels like. If you like learning about interesting history than this is a good book to pick up.

A tough slog....

....reading the book. The subject matter is fascinating, although I found it a bit of a struggle to complete the book. The book's many diversions into backstory, side story, 'what is happening back home', and present (there are two 'presents', in a sense) eliminated most of the tension from the Fawcett's jungle adventures.

Fantastic Book

I included Fawcett in my book, Vanished, published in 2007. For all the people profiled in my book, I used many primary sources and then at least one good authoritative secondary source. For Fawcett, I found none that can rival Grann's book. This is the best book written on the missing explorer. Fawcett is a fantastically intersting figure and deserves to be better known in North America than he is. Grann's book brings him to life like no other I've read - I highly recommend it.
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