Essential reading for those interested in finding out more about Colonel Fawcett's adventures in the Amazon jungle is the book by Lt.-Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett himself , Exploration Fawcett edited by his son Brian Fawcett (1953) (also published as Lost Trails, Lost Cities.
The latest book about Colonel Fawcett is The Lost City of Z by David Grann ( 2009 )
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?
Although he never finds the Lost City, the book has received favourable reviews and will be of interest to all those eager to read more about Fawcett's disappearance and the Amazon jungle. It is available from Amazon (Com) $16.00 Amazon (UK) £9.30 and many other book sale websites. Read review here.
Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming
Fleming's 1933 classic Brazilian Adventure is essential reading for anyone interested in this country of 8.5 million square miles and some 145 million people. He reports on the terrors and trials he experienced on his expedition in search of the famous missing explorer, Colonel Fawcett, and his team.
Amazon (UK) £10.63 and from £6.01 new or from £5.49 used
Amazon (Com) $12.71 new and from $3.03 used
Recommended non-fiction books of Adventure and Treasure Hunting
RICHARD KNIGHT'S TREASURE
The True Story of his Extraordinary Quest for Captain Kidd's Treasure (1986) Glenys Roberts. 8/10 Search Amazon (Com)
SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Gary Kinder
8/10 Amazon (Com)