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Synopsis: Eight billion dollars’ worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student, Peter Lourie.
While completing anthropological fieldwork in Ecuador, Lourie heard the legend of Atahualpa’s ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) and silver (Tears of the Moon) to purchase the freedom of their king, Atahualpa, from Pizarro and his conquistadors. After the Inca ruler’s murder, the treasure vanished into the forsaken Llanganati range of the Andes.
Lourie abandoned his graduate school ambitions to search for Atahualpa’s ransom. His quest for clues and his journey into the heart of the Andes is an absorbing and exciting detective story. Lourie’s account is also unforgettable for its revelations about the lives and characters of seasoned treasure hunters, the obsessed few lured by the siren song of legendary gold.
About the Author: Peter Lourie teaches Adventure Writing & Digital Storytelling at Middlebury College. His many books include Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist, Arctic Thaw, Hidden World of the Aztec, and The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd.
Title: Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: A ...
Publisher: Bison Books
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Bison Books, 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96356700
Book Description Bison Books. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2785439968
Book Description Bison Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0803279809I3N00
Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0803279809I5N00
Book Description Bison Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0803279809 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good. Bookseller Inventory # Z0803279809Z3
Book Description Bison Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0803279809 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0803279809Z2
Book Description Bison Books, 1998. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. p/b 307 pages, condition is very good. Bookseller Inventory # 59680
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808032798034.0
Book Description Bison Books, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 0803279809 A very good+ copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007070318
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780803279803