From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts come a tale of hidden depths and danger! Kate Hardesty has inherited a pile of mysterious ocean charts. Her father had a dream—sunken treasure—and he’d left a map leading to a gold-laden ship. To complete her father’s explorations, she must turn to Ky Silver, the man she swore she’d never trust again. It’s a treacherous dive into the depths of the ocean, and Ky is the only one willing to help. But working with Ky means more than searching for gold—it means finding a priceless treasure Kate hadn’t known she’d lost… Originally published in 1986.
With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures include Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cache, and Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.
Author: Nora Roberts
Compilation of two novels, Treasures lost, treasures found (c1986) and The welcoming (c1989).
Collects legends of buried treasure in Texas, including the gold of Haystack Mountain, a missing Incan hoard, and the Deer Island shipwrecks
Do Indians living today know the location of the supposededly cursed Lost Gold of Devil's Sink? Did Sir Francis Drake bury millions of dollars'worth of ancient Incan treasures? Has anyone found the box of gold coins buried by a reputed giant in the Washington rain forest? Is there a noble family's fortune buried near an old log cabin in the Cascades?
Author: Brian Haughton
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire—estimated to be worth $200 million—looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters
Relates local legends from Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma about abandoned mines, hidden stashes of plunder, and lost fortunes
Author: J. D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan
Featuring an In Death story from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb, this thrilling anthology ventures into a world where the rules of love, time, and place can be forever lost... In J. D. Robb’s "Missing in Death," Detective Eve Dallas investigates a female tourist’s disappearance during a ferry ride and starts to wonder…if she didn’t jump, and she’s not on board, then where in the world is she? In Patricia Gaffney’s "The Dog Days of Laurie Summer," a woman awakens after a severe accident to find a world as familiar as it is unsettling. In Mary Blayney’s "Lost in Paradise," a man locked in an island fortress finds hope for freedom in an enigmatic nurse. And Ruth Ryan Langan’s "Legacy" belongs to a young woman who unearths a family secret buried on the grounds of a magnificent but imposing Irish castle. From the Paperback edition.
Collects legends of buried treasure in California, including the lost San Miguel treasure, the canyon of lost gold, and the lost Dutch Oven mine.
History meets archaeology in this fantastic new series. Uncover the secrets behind the world's lost towns, tombs, shipwrecks and treasures. Find out how archaeologists discovered these priceless finds.Paired lost and found spreads for each discovery.Stunning photography.Fascinating historical accounts.
International bestselling author Nora Roberts brings you two tales of danger and suspicion too close to home... Treasures Lost, Treasures Found Kate Hardesty had inherited a pile of mysterious ocean charts. Her practical, no–nonsense father had had a dream – sunken treasure – and he'd left a map leading to a gold–laden ship. Determined to complete her father's explorations, she turned to the only man with the ability to tackle the treacherous dive deep beneath the Atlantic: Ky Silver. Kate had left Ky four years ago, frightened of the needs he awoke in her, yet now she needed him more than ever. But working with Ky meant more than searching for gold pieces – it meant plunging her heart into the depths of love... Mind Over Matter Theatrical agent Aurora Fields kept her personal life strictly separate from her professional one, but lines were crossed the moment she met David Brady. He had asked her client to participate in his documentary on paranormal phenomena. Aurora agreed, but she stayed on hand to protect the woman from exploitation as fiercely as a mother tigress. Somehow David saw that Aurora's tough self–image was a little soft around the edges, and he was determined to discover what she was trying to hide. He'd always considered himself a good judge of people, so why did each moment he spent with Aurora leave her as enigmatic – and enticing – as before?
Complete with maps and a directory, a guide to confirmed sites of treasure includes the most recent reports and history of lost fortunes from Nova Scotia to Southern Arizona to Peru. IP.
CHAPTER I THE WORLD-WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES CHAPTER II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION CHAPTER III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE The official inventory of the Kidd treasure found on Gardiner's Island. This is the only original and authenticated record of any treasure belonging to Captain Kidd. (From the British State Papers in the Public Record Office, London.) A memorandum of Captain Kidd's treasure left on Gardiner's Island. This is his own declaration, signed and sworn. Statement of Edward Davis, who sailed home with Kidd, concerning the landing of the treasure and goods. CHAPTER IV CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TRIAL, AND DEATH The French pass or safe conduct paper found by Kidd in the ship Quedah Merchant. This document, which was suppressed by the prosecution, is evidence that the prize was a lawful capture. Kidd vainly begged at his trial that this was another French pass be produced as evidence in his favor. CHAPTER V THE WONDROUS FORTUNE OF WILLIAM PHIPS Sir William Phips, first royal governor of Massachusetts. Map of Hispaniola (Hayti and San Domingo) engraved in 1723, showing the buccaneers at their trade of hunting wild cattle. The galleon due north of Port Plate on the north coast is almost exactly in the place where Phips found his treasure. Permit issued by Sir William Phips as royal governor in which he uses the title "Vice Admiral" which involved him in disastrous quarrels. The oldest existing print of Boston harbor as it appeared in the time of Sir William Phips, showing the kind of ships in which he sailed to find his treasure. CHAPTER VI THE BOLD SEA ROGUE, JOHN QUELCH An ancient map of Jamaica showing the haunts of the pirates and the track of the treasure galleons. The town and bay of Tobermory, Island of Mull. The treasure galleon is supposed to have gone down in the place indicated by the cross at the right hand side of the photograph. CHAPTER VII THE ARMADA GALLEON OF TOBERMORY BAY Defeat of the Spanish Armada. From the painting by P. de Loutherbourg. CHAPTER VIII THE LOST PLATE FLEET OF VIGO Sir George Rooke, commanding the British fleet at the battle of Vigo Bay. The Royal Sovereign, one of Admiral Sir George Rooke's line-of-battle ships, engaged at Vigo Bay. CHAPTER IX THE PIRATES' HOARD OF TRINIDAD Lima Cathedral CHAPTER X THE LURE OF COCOS ISLAND CHAPTER XI THE MYSTERY OF THE LUTINE FRIGATE CHAPTER XII THE TOILERS OF THE THETIS CHAPTER XIII THE QUEST OF EL DORADO Sir Walter Raleigh. CHAPTER XIV THE WIZARDRY OF THE DIVINING ROD Methods of manipulating the diving rod to find buried treasure. (From La Physique Occulte, first edition, 1596.) CHAPTER XV SUNDRY PIRATES AND THEIR BOOTY CHAPTER XVI PRACTICAL HINTS FOR TREASURE SEEKERS
Black Cinema Treasures
Author: George William Jones, Ossie Davis
Discusses films from the 1920s to the 1950s which were created by Blacks for Black audiences
The prospecting past of Arizona has been kept alive through the notorious tales included here.