Sunday, September 04, 2011

Books read in 2011: No. 41 - Lost Treasures of American History

by W. C. Jameson

Started: September 4
Finished: September 8

Notes: This one caught my eye in a bookstore a few years ago, and I thought I'd give it a try. The title is quite literal, with the focus of the book being upon lost treasures mainly dealing with the U.S. (though sometimes related to other parts of the Americas) from about the periods of 1650 to 1900. The author is also a noted musician, historian and treasure hunter. This is one of those non-fiction books I suspect will be full of potential story ideas.

Mini review: It was a fun, interesting read. Not an overly technical book, but there's just enough information to keep your interest as the stories roll out. Collected here are a couple of dozen or so tales about lost treasures throughout American history, and its intriguing to think of all that gold and silver still out there waiting to be found, some of it seemingly within easy reach if the right spot is located. Tons of great story ideas came from this book, and I'll have to implement some of them at some point.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

There's a lot of treasures in history for sure.