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Finders Losers [Kindle Edition]

Jack Slack

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Book Description

This is a revised edition of the original hardcover book. It is the personal story by the finder of millions of dollars in sunken pirate treasure. Such a discovery is the stuff of dreams that became a nightmare. This is a tale of the tragic results of finding a treasure. Jack Slack and his 3 friends discovered thousands of pieces-of-eight off Grand Bahama, but what happened afterwards is a revelation of greed and power.

When the secret of their find was finally revealed to the world through a LOOK magazine exclusive story, the world invaded their otherwise peaceful island existence. The media had a field day with worldwide headlines. First, the finders met the well wishers, some of whom proved to be hucksters and con men, then the "percentage seekers" offering to market the find. There were genuine offers to help and the prestigious honor of Jack being presented to Queen Elizabeth, but what the finders never expected was the deterioration of their friendships through disagreements, and suspicion.

They made decisions and revisions of decisions. They weren't prepared for dealing with the greed that assaulted them from everywhere. Even their own greed surprised them. They signed contracts then regretted signing them. They agreed to sell the treasure, but they didn't agree on a price because the price of a dream differs with each individual dream. So instead, they sold percentages of an unknown value until they became minority holders in their own treasure.

Jack was the first to become disillusioned with the treasure. In the beginning, they all joked about a curse associated with the treasure. They invented a fictional villain called Patcheye who they blamed for every accident. In time, the mishaps were no longer just accidents, but the results of mental stress that each of them dealt with it in a different way.

Product Details

  • File Size: 954 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jack Slack; 2 edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006QZ7DK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,220,210 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jack Slack is an author and sculptor who has been selling his sculptural work in many mediums, including gold, throughout the United States, parts of Europe and the Caribbean for the past 40 years. His new book, Caution to the Wind: One man's Story of Adventure, covers the more dangerous aspects of his adventurous life.

He is also the author of Finders Losers, which is an autobiographical account of his discovery known as the Lucayan Treasure Find. This book which was originally only available as a hardcover published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston and subsequently published in the United Kingdom by Hutchinson Ltd. where it was chosen for the Adventurers Club collection. The story was later made into a documentary film released in Europe. It is now available as an ebook in a revised edition

Jack Slack was presented to Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her visit to the Bahamas as a result of the Royal treasure gift to the Queen by the Bahamian government.


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