A Grand Mystery Reaching Back Centuries A Sensational Disappearance That Made Headlines Around The World A Quest For Truth That Leads To Death, Madness Or Disappearance For Those Who Seek To Solve It The Lost City Of Z Is A Blockbuster Adventure Narrative About What Lies Beneath The Impenetrable Jungle Canopy Of The.After Stumbling Upon A Hidden Trove Of Diaries, New Yorker Writer David Grann Set Out To Solve The Greatest Exploration Mystery Of The 20th Century What Happened To The British Explorer Percy Fawcett His Quest For The Lost City Of Z In 1925, Fawcett Ventured Into The To Find An Ancient Civilization, Hoping To Make One Of The Most Important Discoveries In History For Centuries Europeans Believed The World S Largest Jungle Concealed The Glittering Kingdom Of El Dorado Thousands Had Died Looking For It, Leaving Many Scientists Convinced That The Was Truly Inimical To Humans But Fawcett, Whose Daring Expeditions Inspired Conan Doyle S The Lost World, Had Spent Years Building His Scientific Case Captivating The Imagination Of Millions Round The Globe, Fawcett Embarked With His 21 Year Old Son, Determined To Prove That This Ancient Civilisation Which He Dubbed Z Existed Then His Expedition Vanished Fawcett S Fate, The Tantalizing Clues He Left Behind About Z, Became An Obsession For Hundreds Who Followed Him Into The Uncharted Wilderness For Decades Scientists Adventurers Have Searched For Evidence Of Fawcett S Party The Lost City Of Z Countless Have Perished, Been Captured By Tribes Or Gone Mad As Grann Delved Ever Deeper Into The Mystery Surrounding Fawcett S Quest, The Greater Mystery Of What Lies Within The , He Found Himself, Like The Generations Who Preceded Him, Being Irresistibly Drawn Into The Jungle S Green Hell His Quest For The Truth Discoveries About Fawcett S Fate Z Form The Heart Of This Complexly Enthralling Narrative.
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine He has written about everything from New York City s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the , published by Doubleday, is Grann s first book and is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt s Plan B production company and Paramount Pic David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine He has written about everything from New York City s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the , published by Doubleday, is Grann s first book and is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt s Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures Grann s stories have appeared in several anthologies, including What We Saw The Events of September 11, 2001 The Best American Crime Writing, of both 2004 and 2005 and The Best American Sports Writing, of 2003 and 2006 A 2004 finalist for the Michael Kelly award for the fearless pursuit and expression of truth, Grann has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and The New Republic Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and, from 1995 until 1996, the executive editor of the newspaper The Hill He holds master s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy as well as in creative writing from Boston University After graduating from Connecticut College in 1989, he received a Thomas Watson Fellowship and did research in Mexico, where he began his career in journalism He currently lives in New York with his wife and two children
- 352 pages
- The Lost City of Z
- David Grann
- 13 September 2019 David Grann