The Lost City of Z - Part Five (Chapters 21-25) Summary & Analysis

David Grann
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In the 1920s, the world eagerly waited for news of Fawcett. Years went by with no information. The mysteries abounded and major rescue efforts were launched. Nina refused to believe Fawcett was dead. Newspaper coalitions sponsored the rescue effort of George Miller Dyott, a 45-year-old RGS member. His expedition used radio to communicate with the outside world while he was in the Amazon. He eventually emerged, exhausted and spent, with the story that “Fawcett expedition perished at the hands of Indians” (268). His story soon fell apart as many thought it was a lie. More missionaries and explorers tried to find Fawcett, but many of them died. A 52-year-old English actor, Albert de Winton, tried to find Fawcett and got kidnapped by wild tribes. As the years dragged on, most believed Fawcett had perished except for Nina. By the 1950s, she still...

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