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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)

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Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and peculiar death of Morde, who sailed around the world five times before turning thirty, as he tries to verify Morde's claim of having discovered the "Lost City of the Monkey God."

In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La, Jungleland is in part a classic tale of man versus wild as well as a story of young fatherhood and a meditation on the timeless call of adventure — an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.

Review:

“A great revival of an older genre, the treasure hunt, and associated adventures.” Kirkus

Review:

“The premise is so fantastic that if Jungleland were a novel, you could be forgiven for worrying that it might be a bit pulpy or clichéd….The fact that this is all true turns the story from one of intrigue and odyssey into one of anthropological significance as well.” Daily Beast

Review:

“The true story [of] Jungleland resembles nothing so much as the set-up for one of H. Rider Haggard's old pulp adventure novels.…Stewart is a crisp, lean, colorful stylist, with that essential knack: a nose for punchy, telling anecdotes and images…great fun to read.” Laura Miller, Salon

Review:

“[T]his is a gritty, remarkable tale of exploration and risk in a nervy trek to the edge of civilization.” Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

About the Author

Christopher S. Stewart is a writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal. His work has appeared in GQ, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, Wired, and other publications. He is the author of Hunting the Tiger: The Fast Life and Violent Death of the Balkans' Most Dangerous Man. He lives with his family in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061802553
Subtitle:
A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
Author:
Stewart, Christopher S.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20140107
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.684685 in 17.78 oz

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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061802553 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A great revival of an older genre, the treasure hunt, and associated adventures.”
"Review" by , “The premise is so fantastic that if Jungleland were a novel, you could be forgiven for worrying that it might be a bit pulpy or clichéd….The fact that this is all true turns the story from one of intrigue and odyssey into one of anthropological significance as well.”
"Review" by , “The true story [of] Jungleland resembles nothing so much as the set-up for one of H. Rider Haggard's old pulp adventure novels.…Stewart is a crisp, lean, colorful stylist, with that essential knack: a nose for punchy, telling anecdotes and images…great fun to read.”
"Review" by , “[T]his is a gritty, remarkable tale of exploration and risk in a nervy trek to the edge of civilization.”
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