I am giving away an unread ARC of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Being an ARC, this does not include any of the photos or maps included in the final edition, but the text is the same. This book is currently being filmed for a 2010 release starring Brad Pitt!
Contest will run until Nov. 6, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Nov. 7. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.
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4) +1 if you could go back in time and go on a great exploration journey, where in the world would you explore or which famous explorer would you travel with.
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You can read my review of the book here and see how much I enjoyed it. Here is the publisher's summary:
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?
In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions helped inspire Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed “Z”—existed. Then he and his expedition vanished.
Fawcett’s fate—and the tantalizing clues he left behind about “Z”—became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party and the lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcett’s quest, and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, being irresistibly drawn into the jungle’s “green hell.” His quest for the truth and his stunning discoveries about Fawcett’s fate and “Z” form the heart of this complex, enthralling narrative.