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House of the Tiger King

Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Oxford : Isis, 2007.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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In 1572, the Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba in Peru, searching for golden treasure, only to find the city deserted, burned and already stripped of its wealth. Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent, secret city. For centuries, explorers, adventurers and archaeologists have searched for the lost city and its gold, known by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
History
Named Person: Tahir Shah
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tahir Shah
ISBN: 9780753156605 0753156601 0753156598 9780753156599
OCLC Number: 225509768
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 320 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tahir Shah.

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In 1572, the Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba in Peru, searching for golden treasure, only to find the city deserted, burned and already stripped of its wealth. Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent, secret city. For centuries, explorers, adventurers and archaeologists have searched for the lost city and its gold, known by locals as "The House of the Tiger King". Falling victim to this obsession himself, Tahir Shah selects a motley team of desperados for an expedition into the dense jungle in search of the lost city. As his thrilling but ultimately hapless quest unfolds, Shah is drawn to considering why such legends are so enduring.

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