This is a very interesting book for anybody that loves adventure stories and wants to read about a mysterious destination located in Latin America - Ciudad Blanca: the White City. The fact that this book is based on a true story, about a New Yorker searching for a "lost city" in a tropical forest of Honduras, makes it even more interesting.
Stewart connects two stories from two different periods. The parallel story begins in 1939 with the famous American explorer Theodore Morde and finishes with descriptions of the author's own journey following in Morde's footsteps.
The very easy writing style based on exceptional historical research, interlaced with current hazardous political events related to this geographical location, made me feel like I was part of that journey from the start till the very end.
Absolutely a great book for any generation and maybe a topic for the next Indiana Jones type of movie.
Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and peculiar death of Morde, who sailed around the world five times before turning thirty, as he tries to verify Morde's claim of having discovered the "Lost City of the Monkey God."
In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La, Jungleland is in part a classic tale of man versus wild as well as a story of young fatherhood and a meditation on the timeless call of adventure--an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.