David Grann mixes fact and conjecture to tell the story of Percy Fawcett, the Victorian explorer lost in the Amazon rainforest and—until now—in the pages of history.
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Relying on bare facts rather than sentimentality, “Zeitoun” takes the reader straight to the heart of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.
In “Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy,” journalist Melissa Milgrom brings the world of taxidermy to life through interviews, observation, and her own firsthand accounts.