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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Lost City of Z

My latest book from the library is non-fiction - The Lost City of Z by David Grann, journalist for The New Yorker. Here's what the Wikipedia blurb has ....

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon tells the story of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for the Lost City of Z. For decades, explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of his party and the Lost City of Z. More than 100 people perished or disappeared seeking Fawcett. Grann made his own journey into the Amazon, revealing new evidence about how Fawcett died and showing that Z may have indeed existed. The book was optioned by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures

You can read a review of the book in the Wall Street Journal - The Endless Allure of El Dorado - and even watch a little slide show there too.

Read more about Percy Fawcett.


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