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The Secret of the Sierra Madre: The Man Who Was B. Traven

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 369 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published August 1983)
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Thomas
Sep 09, 2009 Thomas rated it really liked it
Fascinating subject, maybe not the world's best treatment, still a very interesting book. This book assumes too much at the beginning; it assumes that its reader is already familiar with the "common knowledge" that is the "B. Traven Mystery," and "that's all been gone over." Since I had never actually heard about this asshole until I picked up this book, I found that rather tedious and in-jokey and that slowed my going in this book. But once you get past that, it's such an interesting mystery ...more
Mike
Oct 29, 2008 Mike rated it it was amazing
I can't remember exactly when I read it, but it is an outstanding piece of journalism and writing. It is exciting in its very mysterious content and pursuit of the truth. How close we came to never having Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and what a shame it would have been, too.

My mom has the book now, but it still stares at me whenever I visit. It's terrific. I keep my eye out for more Will Wyatt works.
Delway Burton
Dec 08, 2010 Delway Burton rated it really liked it
Wyatt did a documentary on B. Traven for the BBC. Traven's life proves that truth can be stranger than fiction. He is the rare author whose work, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, was made into a better movie - an absolute classic.
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Nice real life mystery. Good read and finally the mystery is solved.
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