The Lost City of Z by David Grann recounts the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett and his travels to the Amazon in the 1920′s, trying to locate a city he called “Z”–a place Fawcett believed to be a lost city made of gold. Through thorough research in Fawcett’s diaries, Grann tells the story of the horrors of exploration in the Amazon jungles–swarms of insects, deadly diseases, hostile native Indians and deadly snakes. The world was captivated by Fawcett’s dispatches from the jungle, until the communications abruptly ceased and no word was ever heard from his party again. His disappearance is a mystery–one that has endured over the century and has prompted many to search for Fawcett and die in the attempt. As he delved deeper into the story, Grann also became consumed with Fawcett’s disappearance. In 2004, he left his urban life in New York City and set out for the jungles of the Amazon, seeking to learn the fate of Fawcett and his men. During his own explorations, Grann uncovers fascinating information about Fawcett and the city of “Z”. This is a thrilling adventure story about exploration, discovery, history and archaeology–a riviting story that captures the imagination.