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

ISBN: 1400078458

ISBN13: 9781400078455

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

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century--the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. "Suspenseful...rollicking." --The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled...

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2 ratings

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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