The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBook - 2010
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Percy Fawcett explored the Amazon looking for a lost city he called “Z” that would prove an advanced civilization had once thrived there. In 1925, vowing to find Z, he disappeared into the jungle and was never seen again. Author Grann, captivated by the story, was determined to learn the explorer... Read More »
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In his search for a lost city in the Amazon, hardened explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett entered the jungle in 1925 and never returned. In the following decades, many people have gone in search of Fawcett and the lost Amazonian civilization that he fervently believed in only to have come away empty-handed, if at all. David Grann contends that people have been searching in the wrong place and undertakes his own quest to discover Fawcett's fate using newly-released documents and Fawcett's own personal journals and notes as his guides. His book is an engaging account of what drives people, including himself, to immerse themselves in one of the world's most dangerous areas. Grann comes upon some surprising results that are changing how people view the native cultures of the Amazon.
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