Fatal Treasure

Smith, Jedwin

ISBN/ISSN: 0471158941
Library of Congress: 2002153118
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2003), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback. It was published simultaneously in Canada by Wiley.  Wiley also published a paperback edition in 2005.
Description: This book is the author’s personal story of his involvement with Mel Fisher and salvaging the treasure of the “Atocha”. It also tells the complete history of the shipwreck and the 16 years of salvage operations, with many personal stories of the divers and people directly involved. The last part of the book describes the continuing salvage and recoveries since the finding of the “motherlode” in 1985.