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

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Staff Pick

Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.
Recommended by Michal D., Powells.com

A true-life, amazing Amazon adventure-mystery. David Grann, mild-mannered reporter, treks into the Amazon to retrace the path of the legendary (and seemingly super-human) British explorer Percy Fawcett. Skillfully researched and written, The Lost City of Z is an fascinating read.
Recommended by Adrienne, Powells.com

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A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller

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.

Review:

"A wonderfully researched true story about an intrepid adventurer, a colorful cast, and an obsession that grips both him and the author." Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein

Review:

"Few things are better than experiencing a horrendous adventure from the comfort of your own armchair. Hordes of mosquitoes, poison-arrow attacks, bizarre and fatal diseases, spies in starched collars, hidden outposts of Atlantis — what's not to like? The Lost City of Z is like a wonderful nineteenth-century tale of exotic danger — except that David Grann's book is also a sensitively written biographical detective story, a vest-pocket history of exploration, and a guide to the new archaeological research that is exploding our preconceptions of the Amazon and its peoples." Charles Mann, author of 1491

Review:

"With this riveting work, David Grann emerges on our national landscape as a major new talent. His superb writing style, his skills as a reporter, his masterful use of historical and scientific documents, and his stunning storytelling ability are on full display here, producing an endlessly absorbing tale about a magical subject that captivates from start to finish. This is a terrific book." Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals

Review:

"Suspenseful....Rollicking....Reads with all the pace and excitement of a movie thriller." The New York Times

About the Author

David Grann is a longtime staff writer at the New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, from the hunt for the giant squid to the mysterious death of the world's greatest Sherlock Holmes expert. His stories have appeared in several Best American writing anthologies, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic. A collection of his stories, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession, will be published in spring 2010.

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My husband and I listened to the discussion of the book on Science Friday. We are both keen to read the book and listen to the discussion and would love to win a copy. Nonetheless, we will buy one and participate!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078455
Subtitle:
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Author:
Grann, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
28.1 x 13 x 5 in 15.5 lb

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Product details 448 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400078455 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.

"Staff Pick" by ,

A true-life, amazing Amazon adventure-mystery. David Grann, mild-mannered reporter, treks into the Amazon to retrace the path of the legendary (and seemingly super-human) British explorer Percy Fawcett. Skillfully researched and written, The Lost City of Z is an fascinating read.

"Review" by , "A wonderfully researched true story about an intrepid adventurer, a colorful cast, and an obsession that grips both him and the author."
"Review" by , "Few things are better than experiencing a horrendous adventure from the comfort of your own armchair. Hordes of mosquitoes, poison-arrow attacks, bizarre and fatal diseases, spies in starched collars, hidden outposts of Atlantis — what's not to like? The Lost City of Z is like a wonderful nineteenth-century tale of exotic danger — except that David Grann's book is also a sensitively written biographical detective story, a vest-pocket history of exploration, and a guide to the new archaeological research that is exploding our preconceptions of the Amazon and its peoples."
"Review" by , "With this riveting work, David Grann emerges on our national landscape as a major new talent. His superb writing style, his skills as a reporter, his masterful use of historical and scientific documents, and his stunning storytelling ability are on full display here, producing an endlessly absorbing tale about a magical subject that captivates from start to finish. This is a terrific book."
"Review" by , "Suspenseful....Rollicking....Reads with all the pace and excitement of a movie thriller."
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