The Lost City of Z

Author: David Grann

Type: Non-fiction, single subject

Full title: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Published: 2005

I read it: May 2010

lost city of z

An excellent book of obsession and exploration centered on the explorer Percy Fawcett. Dive into the Amazon jungle and see if you could have what it takes to survive (you don’t). A great summer read if you have a sense of wanderlust and curiosity (hopefully you do). Recall the words of Adrienne Rich:

the thing I came for:
the wreck and not the story of the wreck
the thing itself and not the myth

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