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The curse of Oak Island : the story of the world's longest treasure hunt

The curse of Oak Island : the story of the world's longest treasure hunt

Sullivan, Randall.
2020

UPDATED WITH NEW MATERIAL FROM THE AUTHOR From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, The Curse of Oak Island explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets. In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible. Since then the mystery of Oak Island's "Money Pit" has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers' imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what's hidden on Oak Island--pirates' treasure, Marie Antoinette's lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's plays--yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel's television show The Curse of Oak Island , Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand.

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David Bowie - changes : a life in pictures

David Bowie - changes : a life in pictures

Welch, Chris, 1941-
2020

David Bowie - Changes is a celebration of the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to be when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or not. Through more than 150 stellar photos, it tells the story of an artist the likes of which we'd never seen, and may never see again. Bowie had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 albums in his wake - and was as colourful in his style and image as he was in his music. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.

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Following the good river : the life and times of Wa'xaid

Following the good river : the life and times of Wa'xaid

Penn, Briony, author.
2020

Born in 1931 in the Kitlope, Cecil Paul, also known by his Xenaksiala name, Wa'xaid, is one of the last fluent speakers of his people's language. He has worked tirelessly to protect the Kitlope. Now in his late 80s, he resides on his ancestors' traditional territory. Briony Penn's major biography of this remarkable individual will serve as a timely reminder of the state of British Columbia's Indigenous community, the environmental and political strife still facing many Indigenous communities, and the philosophical and personal journey of a remarkable man.

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Magic, the Gathering : legends : a visual history

Magic, the Gathering : legends : a visual history

Annelli, Jay.
2020

Legendary dragons, demons, angels, goblins, vampires, merfolk, wizards, and more roam the multiverse of Magic: The Gathering. These characters harken back to Magic's early history, having been introduced in one of the first Magic card sets (1994's Legends); new legends continue to tell epic stories in lore and on the battlefield through the present day. This volume showcases high-quality reproductions of the legendary card art from across the game's history-- in many instances for the first time outside of the card frame-- along with accompanying histories written by Annelli.

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Repair revolution : how fixers are transforming our throwaway culture

Repair revolution : how fixers are transforming our throwaway culture

Wackman, John, author.
2020

"Repair Revolution chronicles the rise of repair cafés: non-profit, volunteer organizations devoted to repairing electronics and household items for free. After outlining the philosophy of repair cafés, the book discusses practical details such as online repair resources, fixes for common product malfunctions, and tips for founding new repair cafés"-- Provided by publisher.

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The salt path

The salt path

Winn, Raynor, author
2019

Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their house and farm are taken away, along with their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, through Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea, and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable and life-affirming journey.

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The switch

The switch

O'Leary, Beth, author
2020

After Leena and Eileen, her seventy-nine year old grandmother, decide to switch homes for two months, they each discover that love can be found in the most unlikely places.

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Touring hot springs Washington and Oregon : the states' best resorts and rustic soaks

Touring hot springs Washington and Oregon : the states' best resorts and rustic soaks

Birkby, Jeff, author.
2021

Whether you're searching for a family hot springs resort or an isolated natural soaking pool, Touring Washington and Oregon Hot Springs, 2nd will guide you to a truly memorable geothermal experience. Profiling forty of the best hot springs in the Pacific Northwest, you can relax in the steamy pools at Sol Duc Hot Springs, nestled in the Northern Hemisphere's only temperate rain forest, soak in splendid isolation surrounded by endless sagebrush prairie at Willow Creek Hot Springs in southeastern Oregon, or enjoy a healing mud bath on the shores of mineral-rich Soap Lake in central Washington.

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White pines summer

White pines summer

Woods, Sherryl, author
2020

Unexpected mommy: "Single father Chance Adams will do anything to get back his share of the family ranch--even if it means charming his uncle's ornery stepdaughter, schoolteacher Jenny Adams. But he isn't prepared to fall in love... Jenny always dreamed of finding the perfect man, but Chance, with his hellion, if lovable, son and his unbending grudge against her family, doesn't exactly fit the picture. She knows he has a one-track mind--but is it just her imagination, or is he starting to feel something more?" -- Amazon.

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Why the rock falls

Why the rock falls

Barnard, J. E.
2020

Danger lurks in the wilderness of the Rockies. When a Hollywood director's wife dies during a local movie shoot, filming is suspended. The death also spells the end of ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae's latest temporary job. At loose ends, Lacey volunteers to help in the search for an aging oil baron and his son who have disappeared in the foothills of the Rockies. As drone operators scan the forested valleys from the air and rock-climbers rappel down narrow chasms in search of the pair, Lacey dons her Victim Services' cap to ease tensions among the missing oilman's four adult sons and three ex-wives. As the squabbles over the possible inheritance intensify, Lacey uncovers a surprising link between the missing oilman and the big-shot director. But an unexpected event sends Lacey out on a risky trek across an unstable mountainside on the trail of a murderer who is bent on killing again.

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