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Characters ¼ The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly uest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (English Edition) É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David Grann ☆ 2 Free read Hining from the foote to the head Yet each expedition that had tried to find El Dorado ended in disaster Carvajal whose party had been searching for the kingdom wrote in his diary We reached a state of privation so great that we were eating nothing but leather belts and soles of shoes cooked with certain herbs with the result that so great was our weakness that we could not remain standing Some four thousand men died during that expedition alone of starvation and disease and at the hands of Indians defending their territory with arrows dipped in poison Other El Dorado parties resorted to cannibalism Many explorers went mad In Lope de Aguirre led his men on a murderous rampage screaming Does God think that because it is raining I am not going todestroy the world Aguirre even stabbed his own child whispering Commend thyself to God my daughter for I am about to kill thee Before the Spanish crown sent forces to stop him Aguirre warned in a letter I swear to you King on my word as a Christian that if a hundred thousand men came none would escape For the reports are false there is nothing on that river but despair Aguirre s companions finally rose up and killed him his body was uartered and Spanish authorities displayed the head of the Wrath of God in a steel cage Still for three centuries expeditions continued to search until after a toll of death and suffering worthy of Joseph Conrad most archeologists had concluded that El Dorado was nothan a delusionFawcett however was certain that thecontained a fabulous kingdom and he was not another soldier of fortune or a crackpot A man of science he had spent years gathering evidence to prove his case digging up artifacts studying petroglyphs and interviewing tribes And after fierce battles with skeptics Fawcett had received funding from the most respected scientific institutions including the Royal Geographical Society the American Geographical Society and the Museum of the American Indian Newspapers were proclaiming that Fawcett would soon startle the world The Atlanta Constitution declared It is perhaps the most hazardous and certainly the most spectacular adventure of the kind ever undertaken by a reputable scientist with the backing of conservative scientific bodies Fawcett had concluded that an ancient highly cultured people still existed in the Brazilianand that their civilization was so old and sophisticated it would forever alter the Western view of the Americas He had christened this lost world the City of Z The central place I call Z our main objective is in a valleyabout ten miles wide and the city is on an eminence in the middle of it approached by a barreled roadway of stone Fawcett had stated earlier The houses are low and windowless and there is a pyramidal temple Reporters on the dock in Hoboken across the Hudson River from Manhattan shouted uestions hoping to learn the location of Z In the wake of the technological horrors of the Great War and amid the spread of urbanization and industrialization few events so captivated the world One newspaper exulted Not since the days when Ponce de Len crossed the unknown Florida in search of the Waters of Perpetual Youthhas aalluring adventure been planned Fawcett welcomed the fuss as he described it in a letter to a friend but he was careful about how he responded He knew that his main rival Alexander Hamilton Rice a multimillionaire American doctor who commanded vast resources was already entering the jungle with an unprecedented array of euipment The prospect of Dr Rice finding Z terrified Fawcett Several years earlier Fawcett had watched as a colleague from the Royal Geographical Society Robert Falcon Scott had set out to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole only to discover shortly before he froze to death that his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen had beaten him by thirty three days In a recent letter to the Royal Geographical Society Fawcett wrote I cannot say all I know or even be precise as to locality for these things leak out and there can be nothing so bitter to the pioneer as to find the crown of his work anticipated He was also afraid that if he released details of his route and others attempted to find Z or rescue him it would result in countless deaths An expedition of fourteen hundred armed men had previously vanished in the same region A news bulletin telegraphed around the globe declared Fawcett Expeditionto Penetrate Land Whence None Returned And Fawcett who was resolved to reach the most inaccessible areas did not intend like other explorers to go by boat rather he planned to hack straight through the jungle on foot The Royal Geographical Society had warned that Fawcett is about the only living geographer who could successfully attempt such an expedition and that it would be hopeless for any people to follow in his footsteps Before he left England Fawcett confided to his younger son Brian If with all my experience we can t make it there s not much hope for others As reporters clad around him Fawcett explained that only a small expedition would have any chance of survival It would be able to live off the land and not pose a threat to hostile Indians The expedition he had stated will be no pampered exploration party with an army of bearers guides and cargo animals Such top heavy expeditions get nowhere they linger on the fringe of civilization and bask in publicity Where the real wilds start bearers are not to be had anyway for fear of the savages Animals cannot be taken because of lack of pasture and the attack of insects and bats There are no guides for no one knows the country It is a matter of cutting euipment to the absolute minimum carrying it all oneself and trusting that one will be able to exist by making friends with the various tribes one meets He now added We will have to suffer every form of exposureWe will have to achieve a nervous and mental resistance as well as physical as men under these conditions are often broken by their minds succumbing before their bodies Fawcett had chosen only two people to go with him his twenty one year old son Jack and Jack s best friend Raleigh Rimell Although they had never been on an expedition Fawcett believed that they were ideal for the mission tough loyal and because they were so close unlikely after months of isolation and suffering to harass and persecute each other or as was common on such expeditions to mutiny Jack was as his brother Brian put it the reflection of his father tall frighteningly fit and ascetic Neither he nor his f. 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Characters ¼ The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly uest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (English Edition) É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David Grann ☆ 2 Free read WE SHALL RETURNOn a cold January day in a tall distinguished gentleman hurried across the docks in Hoboken New Jersey toward the SS Vauban a five hundred and eleven foot ocean liner bound for Rio de Janeiro He was fifty seven years old and stood over six feet his long arms corded with muscles Although his hair was thinning and his mustache was flecked with white he was so fit that he could walk for days with little if any rest or nourishment His nose was crooked like a boxer s and there was something ferocious about his appearance especially his eyes They were set close together and peered out from under thick tufts of hair No one not even his family seemed to agree on their color some thought they were blue others gray Yet virtually everyone who encountered him was struck by their intensity some called them the eyes of a visionary He had freuently been photographed in riding boots and wearing a Stetson with a rifle slung over his shoulder but even in a suit and a tie and without his customary wild beard he could be recognized by the crowds on the pier He was Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and his name was known throughout the world He was the last of the great Victorian explorers who ventured into uncharted realms with littlethan a machete a compass and an almost divine sense of purpose For nearly two decades stories of his adventures had captivated the public s imagination how he had survived in the South American wilderness without contact with the outside world how he was ambushed by hostile tribesmen many of whom had never before seen a white man how he battled piranha electric eels jaguars crocodiles vampire bats and anacondas including one that almost crushed him and how he emerged with maps of regions from which no previous expedition had returned He was renowned as the David Livingstone of the and was believed to have such unrivaled powers of endurance that a few colleagues even claimed he was immune to death An American explorer described him as a man of indomitable will infinite resource fearless another said that he could outwalk and outhike and outexplore anybody else The London Geographical Journal the pre eminent publication in its field observed in that Fawcett marked the end of an age One might almost call him the last of the individualist explorers The day of the aeroplane the radio the organized and heavily financed modern expedition had not arrived With him it was the heroic story of a man against the forest In the Royal Geographical Society had awarded him with the blessing of King George V a gold medal for his contributions to the mapping of South America And every few years when he emerged from the jungle spidery thin and bedraggled dozens of scientists and luminaries would pack into the Society s hall to hear him speak Among them was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who was said to have drawn on Fawcett s experiences for his book The Lost World in which explorers disappear into the unknown of South America and find on a remote plateau a land where dinosaurs have escaped extinction As Fawcett made his way to the gangplank that day in January he eerily resembled one of the book s protagonists Lord John Roxton Something there was of Napoleon III something of Don uixote and yet again something which was the essence of the English country gentlemanHe has a gentle voice and a uiet manner but behind his twinkling blue eyes there lurks a capacity for furious wrath and implacable resolution thedangerous because they are held in leash None of Fawcett s previous expeditions compared with what he was about to do and he could barely conceal his impatience as he fell into line with the other passengers boarding the SS Vauban The ship advertised as the finest in the world was part of the Lamport Holt elite V class The Germans had sunk several of the company s ocean liners during the First World War but this one had survived with its black salt streaked hull and elegant white decks and striped funnel billowing smoke into the sky Model T Fords shepherded passengers to the dock where longshoremen helped cart luggage into the ship s hold Many of the male passengers wore silk ties and bowler hats women had on fur coats and feathered caps as if they were attending a society event which in some ways they were the passenger lists of luxury ocean liners were chronicled in gossip columns and scoured by young girls searching for eligible bachelors Fawcett pushed forward with his gear His trunks were loaded with guns canned food powdered milk flares and handcrafted machetes He also carried a kit of surveying instruments a sextant and a chronometer for determining latitude and longitude an aneroid for measuring atmospheric pressure and a glycerin compass that could fit in his pocket Fawcett had chosen each item based on years of experience even the clothes he had packed were made of lightweight tear proof gabardine He had seen men die from the most innocuous seeming oversight a torn net a boot that was too tight Fawcett was setting out into the a wilderness nearly the size of the continental United States to make what he called the great discovery of the century a lost civilization By then most of the world had been explored its veil of enchantment lifted but theremained as mysterious as the dark side of the moon As Sir John Scott Keltie the former secretary of the Royal Geographical Society and one of the world s most acclaimed geographers at the time noted What is there no one knows Ever since Francisco de Orellana and his army of Spanish conuistadores descended theRiver in perhaps no place on the planet had so ignited the imagination or lured men to their death Gaspar de Carvajal a Dominican friar who accompanied Orellana described woman warriors in the jungle who resembled the mythical Greek s Half a century later Sir Walter Raleigh spoke of Indians with their eyes in their shoulders and their mouths in the middle of their breasts a legend that Shakespeare wove into Othello Of the Cannibals that each other eatThe Anthropophagi and men whose headsDo grow beneath their shouldersWhat was true about the region serpents as long as trees rodents the size of pigs was sufficiently beyond belief that no embellishment seemed too fanciful And the most entrancing vision of all was of El Dorado Raleigh claimed that the kingdom which the conuistadores had heard about from Indians was so plentiful in gold that its inhabitants ground the metal into powder and blew it thorow hollow canes upon their naked bodies untill they be al s. 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Characters ¼ The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly uest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon (English Edition) É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David Grann ☆ 2 Free read Ather smoked cigarettes or drank Brian noted that Jack s six feet three inches were sheer bone and muscle and the three chief agents of bodily degeneration alcohol tobacco and loose living were revolting to him Colonel Fawcett who followed a strict Victorian code put it slightly differently He isabsolutely virgin in mind and body Jack who had wanted to accompany his father on an expedition since he was a boy had spent years preparing lifting weights maintaining a rigid diet studying Portuguese and learning how to navigate by the stars Still he had suffered little real deprivation and his face with its luminescent skin crisp mustache and slick brown hair betrayed none of the hardness of his father s With his stylish clothes he lookedlike a movie star which is what he hoped to become upon his triumphant return Raleigh though smaller than Jack was still nearly six feet tall and muscular A fine physiue Fawcett told the RGS His father had been a surgeon in the Royal Navy and had died of cancer in when Raleigh was fifteen Dark haired with a pronounced widow s peak and a riverboat gambler s mustache Raleigh had a jocular mischievous nature He was a born clown said Brian Fawcett the perfect counterpart of the serious Jack The two boys had been virtually inseparable since they roamed the Devonshire countryside around Seaton England where they grew up riding bicycles and shooting rifles in the air In a letter to one of Fawcett s confidants Jack wrote Now we have Raleigh Rimell on board who is every bit as keen as I amHe is the only intimate friend I have ever had I knew him before I was seven years old and we have beenor less together ever since He is absolutely honest and decent in every sense of the word and we know each other inside outBritish explorer Percy Fawcett vanished into thein David Granns The Lost City of Z follows him into the jungles green hell in search of answersSeven Cultural Planner Sunday Telegraph A genuine page turner BBC Focus Feb issueA cracking readmarvellous Geographical Magazine March issue In the gentleman explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett entered therainforest in search of a mythical ancient kingdom Z He was never seen again What happened to him and to the countless men who followed in his footsteps David Grann reports page serial Sunday Telegraph It sounds clichd to describe The Lost City of Z as a cracking read but it is Its also a story of magnificent obsession Granns greatest achievement however is in capturing something of the essence of and the brooding menace that lurks within the green hellBook of the Month Wanderlust March issueThe Boy s Own adventure story of the year has already arrived New Yorker journalist David Grann s book subtitled A Legendary British Explorer s Deadly uest to Uncover the Secrets of thetraces the doomed attempts to find a mythical possibly early civilisation in the depths of thejungle Its hero is Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett last of the great mad British explorers and inspiration for his friend Conan Doyle s classic The Lost World In Col Fawcett set off amid great pomp and publicity with his son and his son s best friend to discover this lost city which he christened Z They never returned Subseuent attempts to learn what happened to the Fawcett expedition also ended in death and disappearance Now Grann an extremely unlikely adventurer sets out on his own obsessive mission to disinter Fawcett s story and also perhaps to find Z himself It s a cracking book brave and funny full of snakes and spears and spies outlandish diseases hype and heroics No wonder Brad Pitt has optioned the movie rightsG an outstanding bookterrifically excitingScotsman In Fawcetts swashbuckling Boys Own tradition Saga Magazine March issue David Granns book is the latest of many attempts to discover what happened to him it is thought that a hundred people have died in the course of these attempts But what makes it so different from the others is that it appears at a time when the world has forgotten Fawcett And this is what makes David Granns book so interesting Everything in it does ring true No nonsense about foot anacondas the longest officially recorded one is feet nine inches And no nonsense about lost cities except that Grann has a surprise in store for the reader in his very last chapterBut the most fascinating part of his book is when he writes about recent archaeological discoveries The Spectator Marvellousthis is an engrossing book whose protagonist could outmarch Lara Croft and out think Indiana Jones The turn of the century world and the Royal Geographical Societys efforts to push back the frontiers of cartographic ignorance are beautifully described Its almost enough to make you want to reach for your backpack Stars Telegraph A genuine page turner Editors choice BBC Knowledge May issueCompellingmuchthan a Boys Own tale of derring do in deep junglevivid Literary Review David Grann has produced an absorbing book about FawcettHe brings vividly to life the almost unbelievable hardships Fawcett facedthis is a wonderful story of a lost age of heroic explorationThe Sunday Times It is the best story in the world told perfectly Its like the cartoon UP but without the irritating heartwarming coating Best Books of Evening Standard An excellent book Ben Macintyre The Times Granns book vividly brings to life the horrors that Fawcett faced A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic explorationSunday Times Grann brilliantly unravels the mystery of the explorer Colonel Fawcett who disappeared in thejungle in Sunday Times Granns book vividly brings to life the horrors that Fawcett faced A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic explorationSunday Times Grann cleverly knits together Fawcett s story with his own attempts to find Z a ripping yarn Observer paperback of the week A skilful and spirited retelling of Fawcetts obsessional uest Guardian A lip biting story and he tells it well Sunday Telegraph Granns book vividly brings to life the horrors that Fawcett faced A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration The Sunday Times Grann brilliantly unravels the mystery of the explorer Colonel Fawcett who disappeared in thejungle in Daily Telegraph Granns enthralling narrative documents his uest to uncover one of the greatest mysteries of theThe Times A fantastic almost fantastical story It would be gripping enough as a history the wonder of it is that Grann actually succeeds in reaching some intriguing conclusions Marvellous stuff Daily Mail A fascinating true story Scottish Sunday Heral.

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