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


After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed "New Yorker" writer Grann sets out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th ... Show synopsis

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by at271127 on Mar 22, 2012

This is a great book for anyone looking for true adventure stories in the Indiana Jones genre. Also a lot of little-known information on South America, with the dangers & problems described in an in-depth manner. More


A satisfying read!

by Azzie on May 22, 2009

David Grann is a fun, articulate and intelligent writer/amateur adventurer who heads off in search of the Lost City of Z, better known as El Dorado. Following the route mapped out by adventurer John Fawcett in the early 1920s, Grann hopes to solve the mystery surrounding Fawcett's disappearance during ... More


Have No Fear

by SeldomSeen on Feb 27, 2009

Every once in a while comes a real life adventure that captures an entire culture?s imagination. Such is the tale of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and his Quixotic quest for a lost city in the Amazon. I knew little about the man himself before reading this book, but the character of the staid, tough ... More

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