The Lost City of Z
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

The Lost City of Z


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385529228


The Lost City of Z Book Description :

The #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon 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....

The Lost City of Z
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Lost City of Z


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-08-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847378057


The Lost City of Z Book Description :

**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Som...

The Quest for Z
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Quest for Z


  • Author : Greg Pizzoli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698139985


The Quest for Z Book Description :

From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids! British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn’t even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man’s thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z....

Exploration Fawcett  Journey to the Lost City of Z

Exploration Fawcett Journey to the Lost City of Z


  • Author : Percy Fawcett
  • Publisher : The Overlook Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590208366


Exploration Fawcett Journey to the Lost City of Z Book Description :

The true story of the real Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, considered one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z," mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett spent 10 years wandering the forests and death-filled rivers of Brazil in search of a fabled lost city. Finally, convinced that he had discovered the location, he set out for the last time toward destination “Z” in 1925, never to be heard from again. This thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett’s ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city was compiled by his younger son, Fawcett's companion on his journeys, from...

Lost Trails  Lost Cities

Lost Trails Lost Cities


  • Author : Colonel P. H. Fawcett
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787200784


Lost Trails Lost Cities Book Description :

A chronicle of adventure and discovery in the green, deadly world of the jungle. This extraordinary first-hand account of seven explorations into the heart of the lost world of the Amazon Basin and its mountain ramparts has been made available for publication after more than a quarter of a century’s silence. On his eighth and final expedition, Colonel P. H. Fawcett vanished into the jungle wilderness; to this day his fate is unknown. Before he began his last trip he set down the story of the expeditions he had completed, and his son, Brian Fawcett, here presents it together with a summary of the attempts to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Colonel Fawcett was an explorer in the great tradition. He believed that somewhere in the un...

Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z

Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z


  • Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-01-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1984012924


Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z Book Description :

*Includes pictures *Includes Fawcett's accounts of his own expeditions *Profiles all the theories surrounding the expedition's disappearance *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "There, I believed, lay the greatest secrets of the past yet preserved in our world of today. I had come to the turn of the road; and for better or worse I chose the forest path." - Percy Fawcett The heroes of each generation reflect the conditions, priorities, and goals of the era in which they reside. In the United States and throughout Europe, the wilderness explorer enjoyed widespread public adulation long before leading sports figures, rock stars, and astronauts of later decades. The ingenuity of the Industrial Revolution gave way to early ma...

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307275905


The Devil and Sherlock Holmes Book Description :

Explores unforgettable mysteries and the nature of obsession, from the Aryan Brotherhood's infiltration of the U.S. prison system to a chameleon con artist in Europe to the author's experience with a cyclone while searching for the elusive giant squid....

The Bounty
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Bounty


  • Author : Caroline Alexander
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0142004693


The Bounty Book Description :

An account of the events surrounding the conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents....

Jungleland
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Jungleland


  • Author : Christopher S. Stewart
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062344199


Jungleland Book Description :

"I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into. Stewart and Morde seek the same answer on their quests: the solution to the riddle of the whereabouts of Ciudad Blanca, buried somewhere deep in the rain forest on the Mosquito Coast. Imagining an immense and immaculate El Dorado–like city made entirely of gold, explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés have...

The White Darkness
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The White Darkness


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385544580


The White Darkness Book Description :

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was re...