X Doesn't Mark the Spot: Tales of Pirate Gold, Buried Treasure, and Lost Riches (Paperback)
Tales of Pirate Gold, Buried Treasure, and Lost Riches
Tundra Books (NY), 9780887768088, 78pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2008
Some of the stories are tall tales based on little evidence. Many a dreamer wasted money, energy, and perhaps even a lifetime chasing after a pot of gold that did not exist. But some hidden treasures are real, even if the stories about them are exaggerated.
Many of the stories came down to us from an age in which pirates were said to be in league with the devil and supposedly used black magic to protect their hidden plunder.
Ed Butts's tales of adventure, of shattered hopes, and, occasionally, of dreams come true expose the greed and the challenges that motivated the searchers. A few of them got lucky. But X didn t mark the spot for most of these adventurers and that means undiscovered treasures still lie ready to ignite the imagination.
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Praise For X Doesn't Mark the Spot: Tales of Pirate Gold, Buried Treasure, and Lost Riches…
Praise for SOS! Stories of Survival:
“. . . compulsive reading for young teens. . . . The historical detail is fascinating, and a seamless mix of fact and creative license brings the stories to life.” — Quill & Quire
“[Ed Butts’] fast-paced journalistic style, compelling portraits of real-life heroes, rich historic detail and archival photos keep readers engrossed.” — Today’s Parent
Praise for She Dared: True stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades:
“Butts’s writing is crisp and moves quickly through each story as it follows the interesting adventures of the subjects. “ — CM Magazine