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. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2017
- 130 x 198mm
The Lost City of Z tells the amazing life of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett. Who along with his son vanished into the amazon jungle, whilst in search of the lost city of Z. The year was 1925 and Percy was the last of the old style of explorers. David Grann retraces the expedition's trail on his own wonderous adventure. Filled with incredible tales of both daring and obsession this is a must read. - Steven (QBD)