Описание: This text chronicles the search for the treasure of the Spanish galleon Atochau which sank, greedily laden with many extra tons of plundered treasure, in the early 1600s off the coast of Florida. Jedwin Smith was granted exclusive access to the family members who are conducting the search - which has yielded enormous riches as well as extreme hardship and loss.
Описание: A gripping modern story of treasure, tragedy, and tenacity This rivetingrrative brings to life the decades-long quest of larger-than-life Mel Fisher-and of his family after his death-to find the sunken Spanish galleon Atocha and its 40 tons of treasure. Writing with you-are-there immediacy, Jedwin Smith captures like no other writer the romance of big-time treasure hunting as well as its sometimes horrible costs, taking us from astonishing discoveries of sunken gold and escapades in colorful Key West to fascinating true stories of deadly dives and complex legal battles. Jedwin Smith (Lawrenceville, GA) is a journalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has been covering the Atocha recovery efforts since 1985 and has had exclusive access to divers on the Fisher team.
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