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Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu

Author: Christopher Heaney
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Christopher Heaney takes the reader into the heart of Peru's past to relive the dramatic story of the final years of the Incan empire, the recovery of their final cities and the fight over their future. Drawing on original research in untapped archives, Heaney portrays both a stunning landscape and the complex history of a region that continues to inspire awe and controversy today. --from publisher description
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Hiram Bingham; Hiram Bingham; Hiram Bingham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Heaney
ISBN: 9780230112049 0230112048
OCLC Number: 725775659
Description: xiv, 295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Map Preface: Beneath the Hat The Last City of the Incas: the Sixteenth-Century Conquest PART I: THE EXPLORER The Black Temple Ivory Tower The Compass The George Washington of the Andes/Into the Andes The Navel of the World Choqquequirau, The Cradle of Gold Manco Inca PART II: THE SEARCH Best Laid Plans Dead Man's Gulch The Discoverers of Machu Picchu Yurak Rumi/The White Temple The Plain of Ghosts Titu Cusi PART III: THE TREASURE The Deal The Resurrectionists The Debate The Prize Tupac Amaru PART IV: WAR Between the Poles Bonesmen Roads to Ruins The Trial of Hiram Bingham Airborne The Return
Responsibility: Christopher Heaney.

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The first-ever account of adventurer Hiram Bingham's search for the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Bingham's dispatches cast him as a romanticized hero and revealed the lost city to the Western  Read more...

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'[a]...gripping new biography... Heaney skilfully details how the worlds of academia, espionage and government came together to pursue mutually beneficial goals in the great age of exploration and Read more...

 
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