Percy believed Difficulties Be Damned (Nec Aspira Terrent)
The Lost City of Z acts in The New Yorker staff-writing hands of David Grann as riveting a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon jungle as ever there was from early twentieth-century Brazil.
It brings together surviving paper trails and physical evidence concerning the mysterious disappearance of Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett (August 18, 1867 – May 29, 1925?), one of the twentieth century’s most undaunted explorers, along with:
• his older son Jack Fawcett (May 19, 1903 – May 29, 1925?); and
• his son’s best friend Raleigh Rimmel (1902? – May 29, 1925?).
It concerns the trio’s last agenda and suspected destination northeast of Cuiabá, the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso’s capital and the South American continent’s exact center.