25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.00
List price: $16.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Partner Warehouse General- General

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)

by

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) Cover

 

Awards

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

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

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.

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 9 comments:

launie, January 23, 2012 (view all comments by launie)
Well written account of almost superhuman determination and endurance, I loved it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Elwood, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Elwood)
This wonderfully written book got me started on an obsession with Victorian era explorers. Great adventure book! Highly recommended!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
cardemonroscoe, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by cardemonroscoe)
This book was just plain awesome. It made me want to go and trek through the amazon.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 9 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078455
Author:
Grann, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Various
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
South America - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BandW; 2 MAPS
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
28.1 x 13 x 5 in 15.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The New York Trilogy: City of Glass;...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  2. A Reliable Wife
    Used Hardcover $5.50
  3. Everything Ravaged Everything Burned Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. The Book Thief Used Trade Paper $6.95
  5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth...
    Used Trade Paper $5.95

Related Subjects


Featured Titles » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » New World
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » South America
Travel » Travel Writing » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Latin America

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.00 In Stock
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."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.