The Lost City of Z
A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBook - 2009
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Welcome to the final Online Book Club discussion of The Lost City of Z! How did the end of the book go for you? Did it end like you thought it would? Wasn't it really sad that Fawcett had to endure such poverty and loss of position after World War I? I thought it was interesting that he fought in the war, but I couldn't believe how hard it was for him to get back to the Amazon after the… (more)
Welcome to Week 3 of the Online Book Club discussion of The Lost City of Z. Are you still enjoying the story? Have you been inspired by Fawcett and are now itching to go and explore? I think this story is reinforcing my inclination to stay inside and not go into creature-infested jungle water. The hardest and most disgusting thing to read in this section was the description of James… (more)
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In his search for a lost city in the Amazon, hardened explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett entered the jungle in 1925 and never returned. In the following decades, many people have gone in search of Fawcett and the lost Amazonian civilization that he fervently believed in only to have come away empty-handed, if at all. David Grann contends that people have been searching in the wrong place and undertakes his own quest to discover Fawcett's fate using newly-released documents and Fawcett's own personal journals and notes as his guides. His book is an engaging account of what drives people, including himself, to immerse themselves in one of the world's most dangerous areas. Grann comes upon some surprising results that are changing how people view the native cultures of the Amazon.
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