Very Good condition. Large Print edition.
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After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New
Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest
exploration mystery of the twentieth century": What happened to the
British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of
Z? In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient
civilization, vowing to make one of the most important
archaeological discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans
believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering
kingdom of El Dorado. Captivating the imagination of millions
around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son
to prove that this ancient civilization-which he dubbed
"Z"-existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.
For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence
of Fawcett's party and the Lost City of Z. Countless have perished,
been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever
deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett's quest and the greater
mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the
generations who preceded him, drawn into the jungle's "green hell."
His quest for the truth, and his stunning discoveries about
Fawcett's fate and "Z," form the heart of this enthralling
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