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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
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January 30, 2018
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April 30, 2018
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The Lost City of the Monkey God
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Kayla
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Douglas Preston '78 is the author of thirty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction, twenty-two of which…more

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Dana
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really excited to read this book. I'd heard good things from friends and seen it on the bestsellers list for weeks and weeks. I found the subject matter fascinating--I'm a big Mayan ruins buff and although the civilization being researched in this book was determined to be Maya, it was still the era and region. Sadly it did not live up to my expectations. Considering that the author also writes for publications like The New Yorker and National Geographic, I expected great writing. While th ...more
Thomas Dale
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story of the Lost City of the Monkey God took a turn from an archeological expedition to a very interesting discussion of pandemics, and a detailed explanation of what happened to so many of the world's past civilizations. However I finished the book disturbed by what the future holds as the ever increasingly virulent pandemics continue to threaten the human race. A very fascinating and educational read indeed; well researched and written. The sort of book we have come to expect from Douglas ...more
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