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The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (Paperback)
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The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 08/07/2010
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**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER**

`A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure'JOHN GRISHAM

The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World

Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace.

For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration.

`A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' Sunday Times

`Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' Daily Telegraph

`The best story in the world, told perfectly' Evening Standard

`A fascinating and brilliant book' Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781847394439
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 26 mm

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“The Lost City of Z”

The inspiration behind Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel The Lost World, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was among the last of a long line of British gentlemen explorers. Born in 1867, Fawcett was a former spy, an... More

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