February 24, 2009
February 24, 2009
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author's own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle. 125,000 first printing.
In 1925, legendary explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into uncharted realms of the Amazon jungle in order to discover "The Lost City of Z," an ancient civilization that he believed could have been the basis for the mythical El Dorado. Fawcett and his party disappeared, never to be heard from again. Eighty years later, David Grann, an ordinary reporter for The New Yorker, uncovered Fawcett's diaries and found himself compelled to follow in the footsteps of the intrepid adventurer. While this may sound like the premise of an old serial novel or the next Indiana Jones sequel, all of these events are true, as told in Grann's confessional chronicle, which documents his swelling obsession to conquer the Amazon wilderness and solve this centuries-old mystery. Once in the jungle, he encounters the expected antagonistic natives and hostile beasts of prey, but what he uncovers about Fawcett and his mystical "City of Z" makes for an amazing conclusion to his quest. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Top 10 Books of 2009 and by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2009.
Sub-Genre: Expeditions + Discoveries, Latin America / South America
- Genre: History
- Subgenre: Expeditions + Discoveries, Latin America / South America
- Language: English
- Author: David Grann
- Online Item #: 11830129
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6512
- ISBN: 9780385513531
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported