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In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
“Meticulously researched and spellbinding. Reads like a cross between an Indiana Jones adventure and a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel Gripping.” -The Ottawa Citizen
“Irresistible At once a biography of Fawcett, a history of the era of exploration, a science book on the nature and ethnography of the Amazon and a thrilling armchair adventure. It has everything to fire the imagination: Romance, nostalgia, bravery, monomania, hardship, adventure, science, tragedy, mystery.” -South Florida Sun Sentinel
“The Lost City of Z is meticulously researched, riveting and horrifying, guided by a core mystery that seems unimaginable and an author driven into the depths of the jungle by his daring to imagine it.” -Philadelphia City Paper
“Absorbing a wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration.” -The Sunday Times (London)
“Tantalizing. Grann gives us a glimpse of the vanished age of exploration as well as a suspenseful, often very funny account of his own trek as a complete amateur into the ‘green hell’ of the Amazon. Immensely entertaining.” -The Gazette (Montreal)