The Lost City of Z is a "can't put down" telling of the great British explorer, Percy Harrison Fawcett and his explorations in the Amazon Rain ForestThe Lost City of Z is a "can't put down" telling of the great British explorer, Percy Harrison Fawcett and his explorations in the Amazon Rain Forest which ended with his disappearance sometime during his 1925 search for "the lost city of Z" which was his name for what some felt to be what is more commonly called "El Dorado." Throughout the years after Fawcett and his party disappeared, scores of people have searched for him and for the city of Z. More than just an excellent adventure story, the book also tells of Fawcett's efforts to rise in the ranks of British explorers and also a bit of the history of The Royal Geographical Society. Still more engrossing is the information that the author, David Grann has unearthed about Native American civilizations, going back to centuries before the Incan and the Mayan eras. Grann, a staff writer for the New Yorker became fascinated with the mystery of Fawcett's disappearance and, like many others before him, chose to go to South America in search of answers to what happened to Fawcett and his party. The result of his search is this amazing book that I count as one of the greatest exploration stories that I have ever read.