Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha

Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha

by Jedwin Smith
     
 

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"In real life–especially off the Florida coast–things can have fatal consequences. Fatal Treasure is a truly compelling read."
–Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice and All She Wanted

When the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha sank off the coast of Florida during a hurricane in 1622, it went down with

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"In real life–especially off the Florida coast–things can have fatal consequences. Fatal Treasure is a truly compelling read."
–Aphrodite Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Sacrifice and All She Wanted

When the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha sank off the coast of Florida during a hurricane in 1622, it went down with forty tons of treasure–thousands of silver and gold ingots, enormous grass-green emeralds, thirty-five treasure chests, and other smuggled booty. Three and a half centuries later, the legendary Mel Fisher set out to find it.

In Fatal Treasure, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist Jedwin Smith tells the true untold story of the Fisher family's relentless quest to find the Atocha and reclaim her priceless cargo. Combining the rousing adventure of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea with the compelling personal drama of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Smith captures, as no writer ever has, the romance and suspense of big-time treasure hunting–and the enormous price in lives that the Atocha has exacted from those who would disturb her undersea grave. Drawing on more than fifteen years of exclusive and intimate access to the Fisher family and the divers, Smith tells an unforgettable tale of courage, obsession, loyalty, heartbreak–and a mysterious, demanding ship that still calls to us from the sea.

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ISBN-13:
9780470341087
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
340,515
File size:
2 MB

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