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Shipwreck A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure: Horner, Dave

Shipwreck A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure

Horner, Dave

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ISBN 10: 1574090844 / ISBN 13: 9781574090840
Published by Sheridan House, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing, hardcover. INSCRIBED and signed by the author on the half title page. Slight bump to spine ends, still a tight fine copy in a fine unflawed dust jacket which is now protected in an archival cover. Appears to be an unread copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2853

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Title: Shipwreck A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken ...

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc., Dobbs Ferry

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Readers' hearts have long thrilled to gripping tales of golden galleons, tossed by gales and engaged in bloody battle, as heroes triumph and cowards are vanquished in frantic search for treasure. Incredibly, such fantastic stories are now eclipsed by the phenomenal true saga of Shipwreck.

In 1654, Padre Diego Rivadeneira watched the immense Spanish galleon Capitana, "Queen of the South Seas," as she sank off Ecuador carrying treasures worth 10 million pesos. Later he was among 45 survivors when the 900-ton Maravillas sank on the wild shoals of Los Mimbres, Bahamas, burying 600 people as well as 5 million pesos in silver and gold.

Three hundred years later, diver and maritime historian Dave Horner discovered Padre Diego's diary in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. Twenty-five years of subsequent research led to the discovery and salvage of the Capitana, as well as a diving expedition on the Maravillas shipwreck site. Moreover, Horner has painstakingly forged an authentic historical context for the padre's singular story. The result is an unparalleled account of real-life adventure on the high seas, and a stirring portrait of the riches that drove men across uncharted oceans to a new world, as men are still yet driven in search of treasures long lost at the bottom of the sea.

About the Author:

Now the president of Maritime Explorations International, Dave Horner pioneered sport diving and charter trips to sunken ships in the mid-Atlantic U.S. He is the author of several books on diving and sunken treasure, including The Blockade Runners, The Treasure Galleons, and Shipwrecks, Skin Divers and Sunken Gold.

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