The Lost City of Z - David Grann

The Lost City of Z

By David Grann

  • Release Date: 2009-02-24
  • Genre: History
Score: 4
4
From 167 Ratings

Description

This New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.
 
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Look for David Grann’s new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, coming April 18, 2017.

Reviews

  • Loved it.

    5
    By Burleyboy
    I was lost in this book the entire time I read it. I was oblivious to the story and it was told in a way that kept me wanting to read more
  • Obsessed

    5
    By cryptowizard
    I'm a little obsessed with the jungle myself now. This book is awesome! It sucked me right in, and it was hard to believe such a gripping adventure could happen in nonfiction.
  • Not all that interesting

    2
    By Chris Strode
    I really liked "Collapse" and "Born to Run" and was hoping to learn something about nature and human hardships but this book focused more on exploring the main character's emotional toll he put on himself, his family, and his expeditioners. The last chapter was very fascinating however.