Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z

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Abrams, 4 mag 2010 - 356 pagine
The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z," mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett spent 10 years wandering the forests and death-filled rivers of Brazil in search of a fabled lost city. Finally, convinced that he had discovered the location, he set out for the last time toward destination “Z†? in 1925, never to be heard from again.This thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett’s ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city was compiled by his younger son, Fawcett's companion on his journeys, from manuscripts, letters, and logbooks. An international sensation when it was first published in 1953, Exploration Fawcett was praised by the likes of Graham Greene and Harold Nicolson, and found its way to Ernest Hemingway's bookshelf. Reckless and inspired, full of fortitude and doom, this is a book to rival Heart of Darkness, except that the harrowing accounts described in its pages are completely true. To this day, Colonel Fawcett's disappearance remains a great mystery.
 

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Sommario

The Lost Mines Of Muribeca
The Stone Idol
Path To Adventure
Fringe Of The Wilderness
Rubber Boom
Born To Sorrow VII The Acre
River Of Evil
Unsavoury Interlude
Bulls And Bultos
A Prehistoric Peep
The Front Door
Feeling The
The Veil Of The Primeval
In The Dawn
The Veil Descends
The Darkest Continent

Poisoned Hell
Unlucky Thirteen
Good Savage
Roof Of The World
The Turn Of The Road
EPILOGUE
The New Prester John
INDEX AND GLOSSARY
Copyright

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Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was born in 1867 in Devon, England. At the age of nineteen he was given a commission in the Royal Artillery. He served in Ceylon for several years where he met and married his wife. Later he performed secret service work in North Africa. Fawcett found himself bored with Army life and learned the art of surveying, hoping to land a more interesting job. Then in 1906 came the offer from the Society: His ticket to adventure.

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