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 Published May 11, 2011  

Beale Treasure Story
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BEALE TREASURE STORY: The Hoax Theory Deflated
  
The book has 413 pages printed on acid-free paper measuring 8.5 by 11 inches, with a sewn binding. The book presents new evidence to counter the commonly voiced arguments against the treasure story's validity.
    
The contents of the book are described as follows:
   
     Chapter Summary (3 pp.)
     Background (20 pp.)    
     Introduction to Ward's pamphlet (12 pp.)
     Scanned copy of Ward's pamphlet (28 pp.)
     Ch. 1 Early Investigations (6 pp.)
     Ch. 2 B2-Like Cipher Systems (24 pp.)
     Ch. 3 Treatises on Cryptography that Beale Likely Read and Cryptographic Methods Beale Likely Adopted (42 pp.)
     Ch. 4 Possible Forms for Beale's Key (12 pp.)
     Ch. 5 Beale's Reconstructed Declaration (18 pp.)
     Ch. 6 The Search for Beale's Key Book (16 pp.)
     Ch. 7 Beale Cipher No. 3 is Long Enough (7 pp.)
     Ch. 8 Objective Point Santa Fé (44 pp.)
     Ch. 9 Authorship and Revision of Ward's Pamphlet (35 pp.)
     Appendices (112 pp.)
     Epilogue (3 pp.)
     Index (25 pp.)

   
BEALE TREASURE STORY: New Insights
  
The book has 336 pages printed on acid-free paper measuring 8.5 by 11 inches, with a sewn binding. The book offers new evidence supporting the truth of the treasure story.
    
The contents of the book are described as follows:
  
     Chapter Summary (2 pp.)
     Ch. 1 Where Beale Took Lodgings in Lynchburg (7 pp.)
     Ch. 2 Circumstantial Evidence or Remarkable Coincidences? (22 pp.)
     Ch. 3 Speculations About the Missing Key (24 pp.)
     Ch. 4 If the Treasure Story is a Hoax, Who Were the Likely Three Participants? (14 pp.)
     Ch. 5 Evidence the Treasure Story is True (26 pp.)
     Ch. 6 Computer Analysis of B1 and B3 (22 pp.)
     Appendices (187 pp.)
     Epilogue (3 pp.)
     Index (20 pp.)
  
Appendix 10 alone contains 56 pages documenting the results of a three-year search to identify every Thomas Beale residing in Virginia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  
  
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