Books: Fawcett of the Mato Grosso

LOST TRAILS, LOST CITIES (332 pp.)—Colonel P. H. Fawcett—Funk & Wag-nails ($5).

On May 30, 1925, the green wave of Brazil's Mato Grosso Plateau closed for the last time over the head of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the famed British explorer. What happened to him then? One guess is as good as another, and the Sunday supplements have made them all. Was he killed by a wild animal? No evidence of that. Is he still held captive in the deep interior by Indians who believe him a god? So one old Indian woman declared...

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