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Author Heaney, Christopher.

Title Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu / Christopher Heaney.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2010]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. BINGHAM, H.    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  974.604 HEANEY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B BINGHAM, HIRAM    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  974.6 HEANEY    DUE 01-29-22
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B BINGHAM, H.    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BINGHAM, HIRAM    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BINGHAM, HIRAM    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  974.604 HE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-275) and index.
Contents Preface: Beneath the hat -- Introduction: The last city of the incas: the sixteenth-century conquest -- Part One. The Explorer. The black temple -- The Ivory Tower -- The compass -- Into the Andes -- Cuzco, the navel of the world -- Choqquequirau, the cradle of God -- Interlude: Manco Inca -- Part Two. The Search. Best laid plans -- Dean man's gulch -- The discoveries of Machu Picchu -- The white temple -- The plain of ghosts -- Interlude: Titu cusi -- Part Three. The resurrectionists. The deal -- The cemetery of the Incas -- The debate -- The prize -- The interlude: Tupac Amaru -- Part Four. Bonesmen. Between the poles -- Temptation -- Roads to ruins -- The trial of Hiram Bingham -- Airborne -- Epilogue: Returns.
Summary In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history.
Subject Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956.
Latin Americans -- United States -- Biography.
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Incas -- Antiquities.
Cultural property -- Peru.
Incas -- History.
Peru -- History -- Conquest, 1522-1548.
ISBN 9780230611696 hardback $27.00
0230611699 hardback
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