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

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Genre: History
Publisher: Doubleday
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Excellent real-life Indiana Jones adventure about explorers seeking to conquer the Amazon

  • Aug 21, 2009
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+5
This is a truly excellent book that tells the parallel stories of two explorers- one looking for El Dorado, the other looking for the truth. From the very first page, Grann pulls the reader into the story; it is easy to see how he became obsessed with the story of missing explorer Percy Fawcett and why it risked everything to try to find the truth about Fawcett's disappearance. This book is a real-life Indiana Jones story which kept this reader on the edge of her chair.

The writing is crisp and engaging as Grann presents the history of Fawcett's life and legacy. I found myself unable to put the book down, hoping that reading just one more page would shed some light on the enduring mystery. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the Amazon or in the history of exploration. 5 stars and highly recommended.

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