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Jungleland : a mysterious lost city, a WWII spy, and a true story of deadly adventure

Author: Christopher S Stewart
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author chronicles his present-day journey to find Ciudad Blanca, the legendary White City rumored to exist in the rain forests of Nicaragua's and Honduras' Mosquito Coast, following in the footsteps of the explorer and World War II spy Theodore Morde, who set out on the same journey on April 6, 1940. Legends, like the jungle, are dense and captivating. Many have sought their fortune or fame down the Rio Patuca  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Theodore A Morde; Christopher S Stewart
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Stewart
ISBN: 9781624905865 1624905862 9780061802546 0061802549 9780062266996 0062266993
OCLC Number: 795757582
Description: xiii, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part one. A professional amateur --
The mountain that cries --
The mystery stick --
"Treading on dynamite" --
My lost-city guide --
"I was lost" --
The coup --
"949 miles to La Ceiba" --
Good-bye --
Part two. "Left for dead but too mean to die" --
hotstuffie92 --
"Where there grow strange large flowers" --
Snakes and valium --
"Definitely on the way at last" --
The Valley of the Princess --
"Gold fever" --
Pancho --
"The last outpost" --
Bandit Alley --
"The equivalent of a state secret" --
Mortal threats --
Dance of the dead monkeys --
Catacamas --
"Green hell" --
Loco men --
"All had faded into thin air" --
Part three. The jungle that disappeared --
"Beyond hope" --
Looking for Camp Ulak --
"No trace of ruins" --
Calling home --
"The Lost City of the Monkey God" --
Our time with the pirates --
"The jungle does not seem like it wants us to go" --
"Please come home" --
"Ice in our glasses!" --
Ernesto's story --
"This strange civilization" --
What we learned from the Tawahkas --
Part four. Daisy --
Gateway to the lost cities --
"They had orders to shoot" --
My lowest low --
"I'm having the time of my life" --
Journey to the crosses --
"From journalist and explorer and spy to a father" --
The Morde theory --
The lost city --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Jungle land
Responsibility: Christopher S. Stewart.

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Is this lost city real or only a tantalyzing myth? What secrets does the jungle hold? What continues to draw explorers into the unknown jungleland at such terrific risk? In this book, the author sets  Read more...

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"[T]his is a gritty, remarkable tale of exploration and risk in a nervy trek to the edge of civilization."--Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

 
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