The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBook - 2017
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In 1925 Percy Fawcett, a British explorer, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. For decades, explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of... 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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