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Best Indiana Jones Books You Must Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Indiana Jones books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Adventures of Indiana Jones (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadIndiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade With bullwhip in hand, Indiana Jones has unearthed a wealth of ancient treasures. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the fearless archeologist journeys from Nepal to Cairo to the Mediterranean, dodging poisons, traps, and snakes, battling rivals old and new–all in pursuit of an ancient artifact that holds the key to dazzling, invincible power. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom finds our intrepid hero in a remote village in India, where a…
Author(s): Campbell Black, James Kahn, et al.

2. The Grail Diary: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2018)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadThis book is a detailed replica of the original Grail Diary as created by Henry Jones as seen in the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Every page has been painstakingly researched and recreated in high-quality crisp graphics using a genuine prop which was used for filming as a reference to make this an exact replica. The book contains every drawing, every text and every illustration as seen in the movie as well as original invented material. It contains 140 pages (no inserts) on a cream background in a paperback cover with imitation leather,…
Author(s): Replica Books

3. Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead (2009)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadThere’s no rest for the weary treasure hunter, but that’s how Indiana Jones likes it. Fresh from spying for the Allies in the thick of World War II Germany, the globe-trotting archaeologist doesn’t need much persuading to join his cohort “Mac” McHale in searching for one of the most coveted of artifacts: the fabled black pearl known as the Heart of Darkness. But the partners in adventure are not alone on their foray into the mysterious jungles of Haiti. German and Japanese agents are in hot pursuit, determined to possess the ebony artifact–and its secrets–for…
Author(s): Steve Perry, Craig Howell

4. The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadFrom Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Kingdom of the Crystal SkullThe man with the hat is back–in the definitive behind-the-scenes look at the Indiana Jones epic action saga.When George Lucas and Steven Spielberg put their heads together to create a no-holds-barred action-adventure movie, bigger-than-life hero Indiana Jones was born. The rest is breathtaking, record-breaking box-office history. Now comes an all-new Indiana Jones feature film: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Here’s your chance to go on location for an up-close, all-access tour of the…
Author(s): J.W. Rinzler, Laurent Bouzereau

5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (TM) (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must Read"The name is Jones. Indiana Jones."He’s back. Everyone’s favorite globe-trotting, tomb-raiding, wisecracking archaeologist is finally at it again. Now it’s 1957, the atomic age is in full swing, and McCarthy-era paranoia has the nation on edge. But for Indiana Jones, the Cold War really heats up when his latest expedition is crashed by a ruthless squad of Russian soldiers. Commanded by a sword- wielding colonel who’s as sinister as she is stunning, the menacing Reds drag an unwilling Indy along as they brazenly invade American soil, massacre U.S. soldiers, and plunder a…
Author(s): James Rollins

6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadThe time is 1935. Through a series of misadventures in Shanghai—and a narrow escape from death—Indiana Jones finds himself in a remote village in India. A mysterious old shaman tells him that his arrival has been foreseen—and that he and his companions are destined to save the villagers.So begins the most daring, dark, and dangerous quest of Indiana Jones’s career….
Author(s): James Kahn

7. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadIndiana Jones, archaeology professor and swashbuckling adventurer, has unearthed many ancient treasures. But now the very future of the world depends on his finding one special relic: the Ark of the Covenant, the ornate chest that holds the Ten Commandments.With his trusty bullwhip in hand and his beautiful former lover at his side, Jones journeys from Nepal to Cairo to the Mediterranean, dodging poisons, traps, and snakes, outwitting Nazis, and battling rivals old and new—all in pursuit of an ancient artifact rumored to give invincible power to its possessor. It’s a battle to the startling…
Author(s): Campbell Black

8. Indiana Jones and the Philosopher’s Stone (1995)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadFor centuries the lust for wealth and immortality has driven men mad. Now Indiana Jones is called to London to recover an ancient alchemist’s manuscript rumored to contain the formula both for turning lead into gold and granting its owner eternal life. Certain that a missing British alchemist and an insane Renaissance scholar are involved in the theft, Indy—along with the alchemist’s beautiful sister—travels to Rome, and straight into the hands of Mussolini’s fascists.The mad scholar Sarducci has stolen the Voynich Manuscript, all…
Author(s): Max McCoy

9. Indiana Jones Omnibus, Vol. 1 (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadIndiana Jones is back in this massive volume recounting three of the most important discoveries in the career of the twentieth century’s most adventurous archeologist! Containing the long out-of-print stories, “Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis,” “Thunder in the Orient,” and “Indiana Jones and the Arms of Gold,” this substantial tome follows the intrepid Dr. Jones as he travels from Africa to Asia and nearly everywhere in between in a race against the Nazis for the world’s greatest treasures. From lost cities, to ancient temples, to artifacts of legendary power, Indy will stop at nothing to preserve these…
Author(s): Dan Barry

10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (2008)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadThe time is the 1930s.Indiana Jones has never had a problem finding trouble, but now he has landed in the deadliest situation imaginable. He must rescue his father, eminent professor Dr. Henry Jones, from the Nazis’ clutches to keep them from discovering secrets only Dr. Jones possesses—secrets that could reveal the location of the Holy Grail.The perilous race is on to save his father and recover the most extraordinary relic of all time—and to prevent the Nazis and Dr. Jones’s devious rivals from finding it first….
Author(s): Rob Macgregor

11. Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx (1999)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadIt is the most coveted of all ancient artifacts. In it is written the history—and the fate—of every human being. And he who owns it writes his own destiny. Now Indiana Jones follows a trail of danger, magic, and archaeological mystery through the war-torn Orient, from Rangoon to the Egyptian desert, searching for the secret underground hiding place of the all-powerful Omega Book. But with a beautiful woman seeking her missing magician husband, and a vengeance-crazed Japanese spymaster hot on his heels, Indy is running out of time. If the Omega Book falls into the wrong hands,…
Author(s): Max McCoy

12. Indiana Jones : Le guide historique: 1908-1920 (French Edition) (2019)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadIndiana Jones a traversé le xxe siècle en étant spectateur de l’Histoire. L’ensemble des histoires racontées à travers films, série, livres, BD… est l’occasion de voyager dans le temps, aux côtés de personnages historiques réels. Derrière l’histoire, découvrons l’Histoire.Le personnage que nous connaissons tous, inventé par George Lucas pour être le héros de trois films dans les années 1980, prend une autre dimension à partir de 1992 et la série télévisée Les aventures du jeune Indiana Jones. Le personnage devient spectateur de l’Histoire, avec un grand H. D’autres aventures suivront,…
Author(s): Jérôme Verne

13. Indiana Jones Adventures Volume 2 (2009)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadWhen sixteenth-century stone carvings of animals start to go missing from museums across the globe, authorities think it’s a simple case of burglary. But Indiana Jones and Marcus Brody think otherwise. Legend has it that the statues serve as a key to finding a mysterious ruby, which is said to make its bearer invincible. It’s up to Indy to find the statues and the ruby before it falls into the wrong hands!…
Author(s): Mark Evanier, Ethen Beavers

14. The Grail Diary (2019)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadThis is a replica of the prop used in the movie. Every page has been painstakingly recreated to match the original and has been printed using premium quality paper and materials entirely made in North America. The softcover is not real leather although it is printed to look like a leather journal. There are no inserts in this journal, only the printed pages of the diary, any inserts will need to be created or purchased separately….
Author(s): Henry Jones

15. Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi (Indiana Jones, No. 1) (1991)

 Best Indiana Jones Books You Must ReadFor sixteen centuries the Order of Pythia has awaited the reappearance of the ancient oracle of sacred knowledge at Delphi. An earthquake, rending the earth beneath the ruins, has now heralded her return. Dorian Belecamus, a beautiful and bewitching archaeology professor, sees an opportunity to do more than dig into the past: this is her chance to seize control of her country’s future—by becoming the Oracle of Delphi! And she’s found just the man to help her consummate her scheme. He’s brash, he’s reckless, and he’s fallen under…
Author(s): Rob MacGregor

Best Indiana Jones Books You Must Read

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The cave and the cathedral: how a real-life Indiana Jones and a renegade scholar decoded the ancient art of man

Author(s): Aczel, Amir D
ID: 2568755, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Year: 2011;2009, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

A Genealogy of Marion's Philosophy of Religion: Apparent Darkness

Author(s): Tamsin Jones
ID: 799587, Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu

Author(s): Heaney, Christopher
ID: 2082527, Publisher: St. Martin's Press;St. Martin's Griffin, Year: 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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