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The Great Diamond Hoax and Other Stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending By Asbury Harpending
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Asbury Harpending (1839–1923), an adventurer and financier... More > in San Francisco, California, Mexico, and New York City.Harpending was born in Hopkinsville in Christian County in southwestern Kentucky. At the age of fifteen, he was sent to college but within the year he ran away to join the filibuster of General William Walker, to Nicaragua but his party was intercepted by American officials. Escaping the authorities he made his way home. His father decided to give him money and send him to California. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbury_Harpending< Less