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Explorer's 'Deadly Obsession' With Lost City

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 story of his doomed expedition in The Lost City of Z. For decades, scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett's party.

After happening upon a hidden stash of diaries, Grann found himself similarly obsessed with Fawcett's trek. Now, Grann thinks he may know what happened to Percy Fawcett, who never returned from the Amazon.

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