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Cradle of gold

the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu

by Christopher Heaney

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bingham, Hiram, -- 1875-1956,
  • Latin Americanists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Incas -- Antiquities,
  • Cultural property -- Peru,
  • Incas -- History,
  • Machu Picchu Site (Peru),
  • Peru -- History -- Conquest, 1522-1548

  • About the Edition

    "In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas" greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas" final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. 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. Though Bingham successfully realized his dream of bringing Machu Picchu"s treasure of skulls, bones and artifacts back to the United States, conflict between Yale and Peru persists through the present day over a simple question: Who owns Inca history? In this grand, sweeping narrative, Christopher Heaney takes the reader into the heart of Peru"s past to relive the dramatic story of the final years of the Incan empire, the exhilarating recovery of their final cities and the thought-provoking fight over their future. Drawing on original research in untapped archives, Heaney vividly portrays both a stunning landscape and the complex history of a fascinating region that continues to inspire awe and controversy today"--Provided by publisher.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Christopher Heaney.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF3429.B633 H42 2010
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Paginationxiv, 295p.
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24044787M
    ISBN 109780230112049
    LC Control Number2009038535

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    The book's young author, Christopher Heaney, is a notable discovery in his own right.'-Jim Rasenberger, Author of America, 'Hiram Bingham's excavation of Machu Picchu in the early twentieth century is one of the most intriguing stories in a crowded era of exploration.'-Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt 'Cradle of Gold is a /5(). Cradle Of Civilization book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book series is rock-solid gold. For a brief, ephemeral moment in the editors of Time/Life turned to bright white light and burned out their whole legacy in this priceless little 25 book apotheosis. It's not for reading, per se - it's for /5.

    Christopher Heaney worked as a journalist in Peru on a Fulbright fellowship. He has written articles on Hiram Bingham for the New Republic and The New York Times. He is the author of Cradle of Gold. A graduate of Yale University, he is currently a More about Christopher Heaney. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is a work of nonfiction by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, published in The book argues that a radical change must be made to the Western world’s industrial and manufacturing systems, which are .


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Cradle of Gold (a silly, inappropriate title) unravels the complicated fabric of Hiram Bingham's life and early 20th Century exploration in Peru.

Wealth, vanity, greed, selfishness, double-dealing, theft and politics are interwoven in Bingham's controversial and amazing life.

The young author's sometimes disjointed style doesn't spoil the story. Cradle of Gold The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu (Book): Heaney, Christopher: Ina young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.

Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas. Read an excerpt from "Cradle of Gold" by Christopher Heaney. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.“Hiram Bingham and the Machu Picchu saga deserve no less than Cradle of Gold, Christopher Heaney's thorough, engrossing portrait of a mercurial figure at a crucial juncture of his life.”—The Wall Street Journal “Heaney tells Bingham’s fascinating story well.

But this excellent book is more than just a rollicking adventure tale – it is also a nuanced study of conflicting claims on.Cradle of Gold tells the story of how Bingham revealed the lost and forgotten city to the Western world.

Hiram Bingham was an explorer, adventurer, extraordinary scholar, U.S. Senator, and, in the eyes of many, high-handed thief.

Chris Heaney’s highly readable book at last gives him his due.