Tortilla Flat, AZ, Southwest Publishing, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 166 pp. Appendix. Photo-plates; maps. Rust cloth in fine condition (previous owner name). Item #18973
This book was the basis for the 1949 film "Lust for Gold" starring Glenn Ford, Ida Lupino and Gig Young. "In Thunder Gods Gold are epitomized incredible truths about lost mines and treasure troves and how the fascinating maps and caalistic symbols denoting their locations often lead to actual fortune - a little-known motivation behind much turbulent frontier history!" - rear flap. The author was "... one of the seminal chroniclers of the Lost Dutchman legend. One of the first writers on the subject to actually go out and explore the regions he wrote about, his colorful and sometimes speculative books and stories have entertained and intrigued masses of treasure hunters and would-be adventurers for many years." - wiki.