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The Lost City of Z

A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

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‘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, by the author of the international Number One bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE WAGER

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 JonesDaily Telegraph

The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard

‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell

About The Author

Matt Richman

David Grann is the author of the Number One international bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE WAGER. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was shortlisted for the CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He is also the author of THE WHITE DARKNESS and the collection THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. Grann's storytelling has garnered several honours including a George Polk Award. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 10, 2009)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781847378057

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‘A fascinating and brilliant book’

– Malcolm Gladwell

‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’

– Sunday Times

The best story in the world, told perfectly’

– Evening Standard

‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones

– Daily Telegraph

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