The Greatest Treasure Hunting Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Treasure Hunting Stories Ever Told : Twenty Three Unforgettable Tales of Discovery

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"There is something about a treasure", wrote Joseph Conrad, "that fastens on a man's mind." And, yes, there is something about the subject of treasure hunting that continues to fascinate us. One need only browse the Web to discover a whole netherworld of treasure-hunting magazines, metal-detector clubs, and lost-mine information exchanges that apparently engage the funds and spare time of thousands of hopefuls. Charles Elliott recaptures the essential romance of the search in this collection of classic stories. Many are true - or purport to be. They take place under the sea, in jungles, on desert islands, even in the attics of old houses. What is common to them all is the excitement of the chase and the possibility - irrational, perhaps, but unavoidable - that a fabulous treasure really is there for the finding.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 161 x 235.2 x 25.7mm | 639.58g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585746835
  • 9781585746835

About Charles Elliot

Charles Elliott is always ready to depart for the Old West in search of a lost mine. He has written The Potting-Shed Papers, The Transplanted Gardener, and The Gap in the Hedge. He has also edited The Quotable Gardener and The Greatest Cat Stories Ever Told.show more

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"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is "The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told," anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." --T"he Lexington County Chronicle" "fascinating collection""- Forecast "show more

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