Treasure Hunter

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"There are not many left, we dreamers and wanderers...We are a breed of men addicted to danger, adventure, and the quest." Thus begins W.C. Jameson's account of one intrepid man's efforts to find the lost treasures of North America and beyond. Jameson and his partners piece together centuries-old histories through documents, maps, and stories passed down from one generation to the next, facing life-threatening danger time and again. These riveting stories, told with humor and candor, are a portal to another time, and are a testament to the
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Overview

"There are not many left, we dreamers and wanderers...We are a breed of men addicted to danger, adventure, and the quest." Thus begins W.C. Jameson's account of one intrepid man's efforts to find the lost treasures of North America and beyond. Jameson and his partners piece together centuries-old histories through documents, maps, and stories passed down from one generation to the next, facing life-threatening danger time and again. These riveting stories, told with humor and candor, are a portal to another time, and are a testament to the spirited independence of risk-takers, a few of whom still exist in what we think of as the modern age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963082978
  • Publisher: Seven Oaks Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Take a break

    Since the long ago day my brother and I found thousands of dollars while playing in the creek I've been fascinated by treasure and those who hunt for it. W.C. Jameson's Treasure Hunter left me wanting...not to hunt treasure myself, or to rush through the book but rather to sit down with him over a beer and hear him tell the stories. While the book was enjoyable enough I strongly suspect that Mr. Jameson's true gift would be that of a verbal storyteller. This book will be an easy one to pick up now and again to read a single story.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Whooo-eee! It's a Keeper

    It isn¿t ¿National Treasure¿ with Nic Cage but Jameson consulted on it. It isn¿t ¿Search for the Lost Dutchman¿ but Jameson went to the Guadalupe Mountains. It isn¿t even looking for Jesse James¿ treasure but it is in part. What Treasure Hunter is is a collection of expeditions led by W. C. Jameson in search of buried treasure, hopefully real, possibly imagined. Does he find it? You¿ll have to get the book!

    My husband doesn¿t read quickly but, let me tell you ¿ he devoured this book. He absolutely loved it and, in fact, took it from me when I opened the mailer and I didn¿t see it for a couple of days. One reason this review is later than intended.

    So I had to read it as well and I agree ¿ a dandy non-fiction! Learn about Mexican land grants, a bit of Texas, a lot about rattlesnakes (YIKES!) and why you always need to wear boots. W. C. and his pals, Slade, Poet and Stanley are well known for their adventures and I¿d have to admit a bit of jealousy that they got to go and I didn¿t.

    If you want something to plan a summer around, go out and get this book and start mappin¿! You may see me there!

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

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    captivating look at modern day treasure hunter.

    In his memoir Treasure Hunter, Jameson shares with us his treasure hunting adventures. I absolutely immersed myself in this novel. Jameson¿s writing style grabs you from page one. I immediately felt like I was a part of his posse in search of lost treasure. Each chapter depicts a specific quest and the events that occurred. Jameson and his team have been shot at, bitten, threatened and have looked death in the eye. The wealth they obtained and the treasure they sometimes were forced to leave behind was fascinating. The bits and pieces of history entwined in the stories were interesting and I found myself sharing these adventures with my family and friends.

    One of my favorite chapters was, Guadalupe Mountain Gold. Jameson shares with us his first treasure hunt. He conveys the tale in such a way, that you can feel yourself lying there with him between the strawberries bushes, climbing the hills and getting up close and personal with a snake. Another adventure I enjoyed was, The Curse. Jameson shares details about a group of young men who found a cave with stacks of gold bars. The three men became violently ill. Two of them ended up dying. The third convinced of a curse, shared these details with Jameson. Jameson and his friends set out to find the site and the tale that unfolds will memorize you. I actually read this one aloud to my eighteen year old son, and he sat captivated by this tale.

    Treasure Hunter delivers history, adventure and a glimpse at the man who loves the quest, perhaps more than the treasure. I highly recommend Treasure Hunter to fans of quests, mysteries, history and adventure. I encourage you to check out more of W.C. Jameson¿s work. Treasure Hunter is the perfect coffee table book; as each tale can be read in one sitting. This would also make a great gift for the non-fiction readers on your holiday shopping list.

    I want to thank the publicist for providing this ARC, exchange for my unbiased review.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

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    Eureka!

    Who wouldn't want to strike it rich? In fact, the allure is so strong, when I received this book, I immediately set aside another book I was reading and plunged into Treasure Hunter. I found my treasure. It is in this small book wrapped in a gold colored cover. Not the brushed and polished gold of the jewelers display, but the raw earthy color of gold worked from the rock. This book tells the fascinating and true story of one man's life long trek for treasure and adventure. Along the way he encounters, Mexican bandidos, law enforcement agents, and rival treasure hunters while finding lost gold and silver mines, loose gold nuggets, caches of Spanish gold and silver ingots hidden for centuries in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The treasures are found in desolate areas of nature often teeming with snakes, spiders, poisonous centipedes, and scorpions. Some finds are associated with legends of curses placed on the treasure. W. C. Jameson is not a man who easily lets these things deter him from searching for treasure. He is a smart, articulate, well educated outdoorsman, who has lived his life in the great southwest, paid his way through college, in part with funds found on his adventures, and has received a Ph.D. He has written many books on treasure and treasure hunting. He heartily defends his forty year quest for lost treasure where ever it takes him. Life is an adventure for Jameson and he pursues it with uncommon gusto. We armchair adventures can share a bit of the excitement of his machismo world through this excellent book.

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