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The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt by [Sullivan, Randall]
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Length: 410 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Praise for The Curse of Oak Island

"Sullivan writes with open-minded balance, rendering the Oak Island story into a weirdly fascinating mystery."--Booklist

"The Curse of Oak Island is a definitive read for fans of the History Channel television show. Sullivan delves deeper into the history, personalities, and theories presented only briefly on the show. His approach is mostly unbiased, though he does tell the reader his thoughts on some of the theories and the theorists that he thoroughly researches and debunks. The book is incredibly well researched and the presentation . . . is very readable. If you've watched The Curse of Oak Island and were frustrated that snippets and possibilities were left tantalizingly unexplored, this is the book for you." --Heather Cover, Homewood Library (Birmingham, Alabama)

"Sullivan isn't writing about Oak Island the TV show; his subject is Oak Island the place, largely as seen and imagined by the show's viewers. So, if you've ever been more entranced by the show's long trips into history and theoretical island encounters across history, Sullivan's book probably needs to be on your Christmas list."--Starcasm

Praise for Randall Sullivan:

"Compelling . . . No single source presents so complete or damning a record as LAbyrinth." --Entertainment Weekly on LAbyrinth

"As a forceful author, Sullivan does a masterly job of juggling the dense thicket of facts and navigating the crowded chronology of the case." --Salon.com on LAbryinth

"Sullivan's reportage is extraordinary, his narrative enthralling." --Rolling Stone on The Price of Experience

"Sullivan's riveting tale is amazingly detailed and artfully presented. . . You can hardly turn the page fast enough . . . Contiporary history, brilliantly written."--Playboy on The Price of Experience

"[An] engrossing, damning tale . . . Exhaustively researched, the book methodically weaves a disturbing story of corruption, intimidation, and murder." --Boston Globe on LAbyrinth

"Worthy of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sullivan captures the essence of the world in which Hunt and the BBC operated."--Chicago Tribune on The Price of Experience

"A stunning mix of the personal and the historic, interviews and experiences, with Sullivan incredibly nimble at making the worlds overlap." --Booklist (starred review) on The Miracle Detective

""Well-told and expertly researched."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Miracle Detective

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7797 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (11 December 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N0SMHMR
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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