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Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure

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2004 1st printing hardcover with dust jacket as shown. Book and jacket in Mint condition.
Published August 18th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kara Jorges
Few topics fascinate me more than the Inca Empire, so when I found out about this account of a hunt for Atahualpa’s gold, I had to read it. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I have come upon a book about an engrossing subject with only the subject matter to hold my interest. Perhaps the fault is mine, as I don’t often read nonfiction, but when I’m reading a book that promises a riveting story, I guess I’m looking for something, well…riveting. I believe that Honigsbaum did have a fascinat ...more
The Llanganati mountain range is a strange extension of the Andes in Ecuador that heads East into the Amazon basin. It is very different from the rest of the Andes, both geologically and biologically, and there is much mythology about the area. The most persistent myth is that at the time of the conquest, the gold treasures of the Inca empire from Quito were taken into the Llanganati mountains and hidden in a secret cave. Many, many expeditions have gone looking for this gold, based on many a bo ...more
Samantha Jeffree
One of my favourites. Captures the imagination!
This was a very interesting book. I'm always up for a good treasure hunt, and this delivered in several ways. But Honigsbaum's tone can be quite dry and focus on very tiny things that don't always matter in the big picture. However, it gave a really nice take on the jungle and the perils of traversing it.
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