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

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

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

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More than that, however, he discovers—and it would be unfair to a splendid, suspenseful book to say just how—what a few jungle anthropologists have come to believe is the surprising truth about Z.

My favourite sections were those in which Grann tells his parallel tale of discovering Fawcett and developing his own obsessions about the explorer’s unknown fate. Grann delves into Fawcett’s past, his marriage to Nina, a very cultured daughter of a magistrate in Ceylon, his exploits in South America, his service as a Lt. Black Indian earth showed evidence that humans had added supplements to the soil to increase its fertility to support agriculture. David Grann, the author, became fascinated with Colonel Percy Fawcett after he stumbled upon a treasure trove of his journals.Biography: David Grann is the author of the Number One international bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE WAGER. The Lost City of Z is at once a biography, a detective story and a wonderfully vivid piece of travel writing that combines Bruce Chatwinesque powers of observation with a Waugh-like sense of the absurd. Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was the last of a breed of great British explorers who ventured into ‘blank spots’ on the map with little more than a machete, a compass and an unwavering sense of purpose. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilisation--which he dubbed Z--existed. I particulary enjoyed how the author weaved suspense, history and geography together in this book and I was entertained as well as educated which really added to my enjoyment of the read.

We get to see the man take dangerous and almost superhuman treks into the wilderness with an almost blatant disregard for those who come with him. In restoring a life that history has swallowed from general view, and vindicating a crackpot theory, Mr.The narrative in River of Doubt was more focused than this novel, but Millard was talking about one trip, not multiple trips or explorers.



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