The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

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The Lost City Of Z

by: David Grann
Release date: Jan 26, 2010
Number of Pages: 450
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. “Suspenseful…rollicking.” —The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

More books by David Grann

1. Los Asesinos de la Luna de Las Flores

by: David Grann
Release date: Feb 19, 2019
Number of Pages: 370
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BEST-SELLER DEL NEW YORK TIMES – FINALISTA DEL NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “Desconcertante y cautivadora […] una historia que abrasará tu alma”. –Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review MEJOR LIBRO DEL SHELF AWARENESS DE 2017 Anunciado como mejor libro del año por Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “On Point”, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub’s “Ultimate Best Books,” Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse. Del redactor de The New Yorker, David Grann, best-seller #1 del New York Times y autor de The Lost City of Z, nos llega esta retorcida y evocadora historia de misterio y asesinatos sobre uno de los crímenes más monstruosos de la historia estadounidense. En la década de 1920, las personas más ricas per cápita del mundo eran los miembros de la Nación Osage en Oklahoma. Después de que se descubriera petróleo bajo sus tierras, comenzaron a tener automóviles con chofer, a construir mansiones y a enviar a sus hijos a estudiar a Europa. Entonces, los Osage comenzaron a ser exterminados, uno por uno. El blanco principal era la familia de una mujer Osage llamada Mollie Burkhart. Sus parientes fueron envenenados o muertos a tiros. Pero aquello fue tan solo el principio. Cada vez más miembros de la tribu morían bajo misteriosas circunstancias. En este último remanente del Lejano Oeste –donde petroleros como J. P. Getty hicieron sus fortunas y donde deambulaban bandidos como Al Spencer, “el terror fantasma”–muchos de los que se atrevían a investigar aquellos asesinatos también terminaban muertos. Cuando la cuota de muertes ascendió a más de veinticuatro, el FBI tomó las riendas del caso. Se trataba de una de las primeras y más importantes investigaciones de homicidio de la organización y la oficina la echó a perder. Desesperado, el joven director, J. Edgar Hoover, acude a un antiguo ranger de Texas llamado Tom White para descifrar el misterio. White creó un equipo encubierto, que incluía a uno de los únicos agentes nativo-americanos. Los agentes infiltraron la región, luchando por adoptar las últimas técnicas de detección. Junto a los Osage, comenzaron a exponer una de las conspiraciones más escalofriantes de la historia estadounidense. En Los asesinos de la luna de las flores, David Grann revisita una impactante serie de crímenes en la que docenas de personas fueron asesinadas a sangre fría. Basado en años de investigación y en alarmantes nuevas evidencias, este libro es una obra maestra de la narrativa de no-ficción, pues cada paso de la investigación revela una serie de siniestros secretos y percances. Pero, sobre todo, es una denuncia mordaz a la brutalidad y a la discriminación contra los indios americanos, factores que permitieron que crímenes como estos se cometieran impunemente por tanto tiempo. Los asesinos de la luna de las flores es una historia totalmente cautivadora, aunque también emocionalmente devastadora.

2. The White Darkness

by: David Grann
Release date: Oct 30, 2018
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton’s men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton’s legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton’s crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley’s remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called “simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today.” Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley’s and Shackleton’s journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

3. The Old Man and the Gun

by: David Grann
Release date: Sep 04, 2018
Number of Pages: 146
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Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. “The Old Man and the Gun” is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. “True Crime” follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And “The Chameleon” recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy’s family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a “worthy heir to Truman Capote” and “simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today,” as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

4. Killers Of The Flower Moon

by: David Grann
Release date: Apr 03, 2018
Number of Pages: 402
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

5. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

by: David Grann
Release date: Jan 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 418
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From the bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes this “gripping” (The Miami Herald) and “hilarious” (EW) collection of true crime mysteries about people whose obsessions propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances. Whether David Grann is investigating a mysterious murder, tracking a chameleon-like con artist, or hunting an elusive giant squid, he has proven to be one of the most gifted reporters and storytellers of his generation. In The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, Grann takes the reader around the world, revealing a gallery of rogues and heroes with their own particular fixations who show that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

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