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Plainsboro Library Book Club

 

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Wednesday February 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 8:15pm
Location: 2nd Floor—History Room

Copies of the book are available for borrowing. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

 

     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 humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle's The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case.
     After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century": What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett & his quest for the Lost City of Z?
     A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon.

- from Goodreads

 

Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the History Room.  

A list of the book club's past selections are available here.