Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon
A Chronicle of An Incan TreasureBook - 1991
Eight billion dollars worth of Inca gold & silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure & the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student. While completing anthropological field work in Ecuador, the author heard the legend of Atahualpa's ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) & silver (Tears of the Moon) to purchase the freedom of their king, Atahualpa, from Pizarro & his conquistadors. After the Inca ruler's murder, the treasure vanished into the forsaken Llanganati range of the Andes. The author abandoned his graduate school ambitions to search for Atahualpa's ransom. His quest for clues & his journey into the heart of the Andes is an absorbing & exciting detective story. His account is also unforgettable for its revelations about the lives & characters of seasoned treasure hunters, the obsessed few lured by the siren song of legendary gold.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1991
Branch Call Number: G525 .L86 1991
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 25 cm