Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck
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

Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts
Author: Gary Kinder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492232562
Page: 585
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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics

The Money That Made Mexico and the United States
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.

Insider's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1996-1997

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761501282
Category: Book editors
Page: 752
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No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.

Buyer's Guide

Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
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Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle
Author: Mike Dash
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442153510
Category: Batavia (Ship)
Page: 446
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Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Der Graf von Monte Christo

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849611000
Page: 624
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der Graf von Monte Christo (orig. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) ist ein Abenteuerroman von Alexandre Dumas. Die Geschichte spielt in der Zeit nach der Französischen Revolution in den Jahren 1814 bis 1838. Napoleons Stern ist untergegangen, und die Restauration unter den Königen Ludwig XVIII. und Karl X. hat stattgefunden. Dann folgt die Julirevolution von 1830, in der der ?Bürgerkönig? Louis-Philippe auf den Thron kommt. (aus

Flutkatastrophe 1634

Natur, Geschichte, Dichtung
Author: Boy Hinrichs,Albert Panten,Guntram Riecken
Publisher: N.A
Category: North Friesland (Germany : Region)
Page: 107
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