Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

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Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

America's Lost Treasure

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Author: Tommy Thompson

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137326

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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In more than 250 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, "America's Lost Treasure" chronicles the sinking and recovery of the "Central America", the subject of "The New York Times" bestseller "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea".

Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics

The Money That Made Mexico and the United States

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Author: Tatiana Seijas,Jake Frederick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265213

Category: History

Page: 196

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics traces the linked history of the new nations of Mexico and the United States from the 1770s to the 1860s. Tatiana Seijas and Jake Frederick highlight the common challenges facing both countries in their early decades of independence by exploring the creation of coin money. The remarkable story begins when both countries chose the Spanish piece of eight (silver coin) as their monetary standard. The authors examine how each nation instituted its own currency, designed coins to represent its national ideals, and then spent decades trying to establish the legitimacy of its money. Readers learn about the creation and circulation of money through the stories of a banker in Philadelphia, a Mexican general in Texas, a surveyor in Sonora, and others. The focus on individuals provides an engaging window into the economic history of Mexico and the United States. Seijas and Frederick show how the creation of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos paralleled these countries’ efforts to establish enduring political and economic systems, illustrating why these nations closed the nineteenth century on very different historical trajectories.

Lost Gold of the Republic

The Remarkable Quest for the Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era

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Author: Priit Vesilind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933034065

Category: History

Page: 276

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In 1865, the paddlewheel SS "Republic" encountered a hurricane and, along with its cargo of $400,000 in gold and silver coins, broke apart, and sank. In 2003, the collection of coins--now valued at an estimated $75 million--was recovered. Recently seen as a PBS "National Geographic" special entitled "Civil War Gold," the full story of the ship is now told in book form.

Treasure Lost at Sea

Diving to the World's Great Shipwrecks

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Author: Robert F. Marx,Jenifer Marx

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978726

Category: History

Page: 194

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An exploration of underwater archeological sites and shipwrecks dating from the beginning of recorded history to the present day.

The Compelling Communicator

Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design

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Author: Tim Pollard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998237336

Category:

Page: 316

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You attend numerous presentations and meetings a year--filled with the typical dense and disorganized PowerPoint decks--and leave most of them thinking, "Well, that's an hour of my life I'll never get back." But out of this sea of mediocrity, a rare few rise up, captivating you and driving you to action. What makes these few so special?Despite what most people think, it's not because they were delivered well. It's because they were crafted in a way that deeply aligned with how your brain wants to consume information. The presentations that failed did so precisely because they violated the largely unknown "natural laws" of learning. In The Compelling Communicator, you will learn a proven process for designing presentations that touch your audience in a highly impactful way by:* Building around a small number of big ideas that will lead to action* Keeping content within the audience's "brain bandwidth" * Developing logical narrative structure* Anchoring communication in the listener's priorities* Creating "mind-sticky" storytelling and visuals* Producing handouts that allow your presentation to live on after the handshakesFilled with examples of exceptional--and not so exceptional--presentations and clear explanations of why they do and don't work, this comprehensive guidebook provides every tool you need to become a standout presenter whose message is certain to leave a powerful, lasting impression.

The Wretched of the Earth

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Author: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198853

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Batavia's Graveyard

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Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0609807161

Category: History

Page: 492

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Examines the story of the Batavia, a seventeenth-century Dutch East India Company treasure ship, which was shipwrecked during a mutiny led by Jeronimus Corneliszoon, an event that led to the slaughter of more than one hundred innocent survivors.

Treasure Wreck

The Fortunes and Fate of the Pirate Ship Whydah

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Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764327391

Category: History

Page: 171

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When the pirate ship Whydah went down in a violent storm just off the coast of Massachusetts in 1717, she took a huge treasury of stolen gold and jewels with her. Pieces of eight have continued to wash ashore since that ill-fated voyage, luring treasure seekers and undersea salvage experts. Here is the story of this plunder, of the pirates who amassed this horde during one legendary year upon the Spanish Main, and the tragedy of their loss upon the shoals of Cape Cod. It is updated to cover salvage efforts still underway in the Whydah's deep-sea grave. Had it not been for the love of Maria Hallett, whose spirit is still said to stalk the coast, Captain Samuel "Black" Bellamy might not have risked the Whydah's return through those threatening shoals, so close to the "hanging port" of Boston. This book traces the story of those who survived the wreck only to be imprisoned and then assailed by the soul-saving Reverend Cotton Mather. This is a true adventure of the high seas; a story inextricably melded with legend of the Cape Cod coast.

Victim

The Other Side of Murder

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Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555847978

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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Now a classic of true crime, Victim is a compelling and tragic look at how lives can be changed forever by a random act of violence. During an armed robbery, several hostages were brutally tortured, shot in the head, and left for dead. Victim focuses on the members of one family — including a mother who died after the attack and a son who was left barely alive — as they fought for his survival and struggled to rebuild their lives. Victim was the first book to go beyond the headlines and statistics about violent crime, to tell the victims' dramatic story of love, loss and courage. It remains one of the most influential books in the victims' rights movement and has become required reading in criminology courses across the country. It may be more relevant now than ever. "Victim is Truman Capote's In Cold Blood turned inside out." — Newsweek; "Just as Capote did, Kinder has somehow created a story that is truer than true." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ashes Under Water

The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America

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Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015524

Category: History

Page: 320

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The untold story of the worst disaster on the Great Lakes in U.S. History. On July 24th, 1915, Chicago commuters were horrified as they watched the SS Eastland, a tourism boat taking passengers across Lake Michigan, flip over while tied to the dock and drown 835 passengers, including 21 entire families. Rockefeller, Morgan, and Carnegie had bought into the ship business in the Midwest, creating a boom market and a demand for ships that were bigger, longer, faster. The pressure-filled and greedy climate that resulted would be directly responsible for the Eastland disaster and others. As dramatic as the disaster was, the subsequent trial was even more so. The public demanded justice. When the immigrant engineer who was being scapegoated for the accident was left out to dry by the ship’s owners, penniless and down-on-his-luck Clarence Darrow decided to take his case. The defense he mounted, which he was too ashamed to even mention in his memoirs, would be even more shocking.

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

The Book of Buried Treasure

Story Pirates

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Author: Ralph Delahaye Paine

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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CHAPTER I THE WORLD-WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES CHAPTER II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION CHAPTER III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE[1] 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

Pirate Hunters

Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

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Author: Robert Kurson

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812973690

Category: History

Page: 304

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"'Pirate Hunters' is a gripping account of two courageous divers' quest to uncover the shipwrecked vessel of Joseph Bannister, one of history's most infamous pirates"--

Treasure Hunter

Diving for Gold on North America's Death Coast

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Author: Robert MacKinnon,Dallas Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425253635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 331

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A dive caption chronicles his experiences diving for sunken treasure in the dangerous waters off Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast, which have hosted numerous shipwrecks since the 1700s due to the area's powerful currents and jagged reefs.

The Luminaries

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Author: Eleanor Catton

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316126950

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, THE LUMINARIES is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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