The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is the debut non-fiction book by American author David Grann. The book was published in 2009 and recounts the activities of the British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. For decades explorers and scientists have tried to find evidence of his party and of the "Lost City of Z". Grann also recounts his own journey into the Amazon, by which he discovered new evidence about how Fawcett may have died. He learned that Fawcett may have come upon "Z" without knowing it. The book claims as many as 100 people may have died or disappeared (and are presumed dead) searching for Fawcett over the years; however, the more historically accurate toll was only one. The Lost City of Z was the basis of a 2016 feature film of the same name, written and directed by James Gray.

The 1139th greatest nonfiction book of all time


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  1. - 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon Paperback 4774106 $1.60
La ciudad perdida de Z / The Lost City of Z (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2293870 $11.83 $7.64 2010
Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z Paperback 569133 $9.83 $1.32 2010
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Kindle Edition 216 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Hardcover 957 $9.99 $0.04 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Audio CD 24914 $38.00 $45.48 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Paperback 99360 $6.59 $0.98
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures) By David Grann Paperback 563143 $7.13 $3.59 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Paperback 35 $5.95 $0.04 2010
The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon Hardcover 913074 $10.31 $4.98 2017
Brazilian Adventure: The Classic Quest for the Lost City of Z Paperback 2699868 $13.54 $8.09 2011
Zombie Team Alpha: Lost City Of Z (Volume 2) Paperback 3967298 $11.95 $27.43 2017
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Paperback 2629794 $4.50 $0.01 2009
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Audio CD 5587409 $193.99
Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z Kindle Edition 1148371 2010
Exploration Fawcett Paperback 2225472 $8.02 $6.39 2017
Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z Audio CD 6334936 $20.27 $43.63 2010
The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon Kindle Edition 1492853 2017
Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z: The History of the Explorer's Mysterious Disappearance in Search of El Dorado Paperback 1144343 $6.99 $8.60 2018
Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z: The History of the Explorer's Mysterious Disappearance in Search of El Dorado Kindle Edition 209327 2016
Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z: The History of the Explorer's Mysterious Disappearance in Search of El Dorado Paperback 1367790 $9.99 $10.92 2016
Brazilian Adventure Paperback 847481 $2.49 $4.61
Brazilian Adventure Hardcover 1932844 $10.00 1934
Zombie Team Alpha: Lost City Of Z Kindle Edition 1023804 2017
Z A Cidade Perdida - Lost City Of Z (Em Portugues do Brasil) Paperback 16045092 $45.97 $40.00 2009