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I don’t get to take too much time from writing for The New Yorker, but I recently blogged at the Powell’s blog, which was a lot of fun, and this week I’m blogging The New Yorker’s book blog, “The Book …

On a cold January day in 1925, 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 …

NON-FICTION: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann; Doubleday, $27.50. What it’s about: Col. Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925 while looking for a mysterious …

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Paramount has set “We Own the Night” helmer James Gray to direct “The Lost City of Z.” Gray will adapt the David Grann book for Brad Pitt to star in as British soldier and spy Percy Fawcett. The …

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The great mystery of what happened to Fawcett has never been solved, perhaps until now. In 2004, author David Grann discovered the story while researching another one. Soon, like hundreds before him, …

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Listen to John Grisham talks about The Lost City of Z.

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The Lost City of Z hit The New York Times Bestseller List for paperback nonfiction last week at #1!

Fawcett never came out of the jungle. Decades later, The New Yorker’s David Grann dove in after him, to see what he could find. He came out with a tale of snakes, spies, poison arrows, murder — and …

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It may be the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century: Percy Fawcett set out to discover the golden city of El Dorado, and vanished. Auther and New Yorker staff writer David Grann tells the …

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