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Chasing the thrill, obsession, death, and glory in America's most extraordinary treasure hunt, Daniel Barbarisi

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Chasing the thrill, obsession, death, and glory in America's most extraordinary treasure hunt, Daniel Barbarisi
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Chasing the thrill
Oclc number
1252905439
Responsibility statement
Daniel Barbarisi
Sub title
obsession, death, and glory in America's most extraordinary treasure hunt
Summary
"A full-throttle, first-person account of the treasure hunt set in motion by Forest Fenn--an eccentric art dealer and, some would say, robber baron--in 2010 that lasted a full decade and became the stuff of contemporary legend. When Forest Fenn was told he was going to die, he hid a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness and published a poem that contained a series of clues about the treasure's secret location. But he didn't die, and he wouldn't reveal the location. The wild hunt went on for another ten years. Daniel Barbarisi first learned of Fenn's hunt in 2017 when a friend began decoding the poem and convinced Barbarisi to catalogue his search. What began as a great story documenting the history of Fenn's treasure hunt--the rumors, characters, and pitfalls--quickly turned into a personal quest, as Barbarisi found himself on a sometimes reckless and possibly dead-end path, despite having a family at home. Over the course of the next three years, several searchers would die, endless controversies would erupt, and one anonymous unknown would find the ultimate prize. Rich with mystery, danger, and break-neck action, Barbarisi's account of the imagination and drive of desire, of obsession, and of a particularly unbridled adventure is pure gold on the page"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
You can't take it with you -- Detective work -- From Colorado to Oak Island -- In the den of Forrest Fenn -- A delightful masquerade -- Fennboree -- Death comes to the hunt -- Back on the hunt, out with the best -- The blogs, and what they say about Forrest Fenn -- A famous family, a fabulous treasure -- Sacha and the Fenntubers -- Beep's revelation -- The Candyman's conspiracy -- In the crosshairs -- Fortune and glory -- The next best thing to finding a treasure

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