This is the true story of the real Colonel Fawcett, whose life was the inspiration for the best-selling book The Lost City of Z and an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt. A thrilling account, it tells of Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, which is now considered one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.
The mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett disappeared in the unknown and unexplored territory of Brazil’s Mato Grosso in 1925. For ten years, he had wandered the forests and death-filled rivers in search of a fabled lost city. Finally, convinced that he had discovered the location, he set out for the last time with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination “Z”, never to be heard from again.
This thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett’s 10 years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city was compiled by his younger son from manuscripts, letters, and logbooks. What happened to him afterward remains a mystery.
“[A] tale of great adventure…a stirring and sensitive record, well written by a true explorer.” (New York Times)
“[A] book of great power…should be read by everyone.” (Daily Telegraph)
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Rather academic, but fascinating.
- Belinda C.
Great non fiction adventure.
- David Lee Nelson