In 1925, explorer Percy Fawcett disappeared while searching for a lost city in the Amazon jungle. For years, rumors circulated about what became of him and his party. Some claimed that they had been killed by tribesmen or wild animals; others believed that they had found their way to the fabled city and perished there. Then, in 2003, Grann uncovered evidence that indicated that Fawcett may have succeeded in finding Z—and then met a gruesome end. In The Lost City of Z , Grann tells the amazing true story of Fawcett’s exploration and eventual disappearance, exposingthe secrets behind one of history’s most compelling mysteries..
For who is this book for ?
those who are interested in tales of adventure, bravery and mystery The Lost City of Z is a nonfiction book about explorer Percy Fawcett’s search for a lost city in the Amazon jungle. Grann includes evidence that suggests Fawcett may have succeeded in finding the city but met a gruesome end.
- The author does an excellent job of weaving the history of Fawcett’s life into the story of his disappearance.
- The book is well-researched and contains a lot of fascinating information about the Amazon jungle and its inhabitants.
- It’s suspenseful and exciting to read, despite the tragic ending.
- The author tries to hard to be suspenseful
- The book is very long and could have been condensed
- Some of the information is repetitive
Learn more about the author
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Lost City of Z. He has written about crime, politics, and Native American culture, and his work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone,and other publications.
“This book is mesmerizing. It’s the perfect blend of history and adventure, obsessiveness and obsession. I was riveted.”
“You will not be able to put this book down.”
“In the tradition of Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, Grann excavates a decades-old mystery with gusto, interweaving an account of Fawcett’s journey into a lush history of exploration and adventure.”
“Page-turning jungle adventure”