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Chasing the thrill : obsession, death, and glory in America's most extraordinary treasure hunt  Cover Image Book Book

Chasing the thrill : obsession, death, and glory in America's most extraordinary treasure hunt / Daniel Barbarisi.

Barbarisi, Daniel, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525656173
  • ISBN: 0525656170
  • ISBN: 9780525566113
  • ISBN: 0525566112
  • Physical Description: 348 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
You can't take it with you -- Detective work -- From Coronado to Oak Island -- In the den of Forrest Fenn -- A delightful masquerade -- Fennboree -- Death comes to the hunt -- Back on the hunt, out with the best -- The blogs, and what they said about Forrest Fenn -- A famous family, a fabulous treasure -- The rise of the Fenntubers -- Beep's revelation -- The Candyman's conspiracy -- In the crosshairs -- Fortune and glory -- The next best thing to finding a treasure.
Summary, etc.:
"A full-throttle, first-person account of the treasure hunt set in motion by Forest Fenn--an eccentric art dealer and, some would say, robber baron--in 2010 that lasted a full decade and became the stuff of contemporary legend. When Forest Fenn was told he was going to die, he hid a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness and published a poem that contained a series of clues about the treasure's secret location. But he didn't die, and he wouldn't reveal the location. The wild hunt went on for another ten years. Daniel Barbarisi first learned of Fenn's hunt in 2017 when a friend began decoding the poem and convinced Barbarisi to catalogue his search. What began as a great story documenting the history of Fenn's treasure hunt--the rumors, characters, and pitfalls--quickly turned into a personal quest, as Barbarisi found himself on a sometimes reckless and possibly dead-end path, despite having a family at home. Over the course of the next three years, several searchers would die, endless controversies would erupt, and one anonymous unknown would find the ultimate prize. Rich with mystery, danger, and break-neck action, Barbarisi's account of the imagination and drive of desire, of obsession, and of a particularly unbridled adventure is pure gold on the page"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fenn, Forrest.
Treasure hunt (Game) > United States.
Treasure hunters > United States.
Outdoor recreation > United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
HISTORY / United States / General.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
Outdoor recreation.
Treasure hunt (Game)
United States.
Genre: Travel / Special Interest - Adventure.
Travel / Special Interest - Adventure.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 796.1409 BARBARIS 2021 39851001611053 Non-fiction Available -

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