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Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist

Author: Stephen A Kurkjian
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston criminal underworld. It took years before the Museum was hit. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Kurkjian
ISBN: 9781610394239 1610394232 9781610396325 1610396324
OCLC Number: 884814398
Description: xxii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The heist. Royce ; They knew exactly what they were doing --
The search. We've seen it ; Anne Hawley's burden --
The Feds. Eight on a scale of ten ; The secret in the shed ; At the center of the FBI's web ; Hollywood handsome --
A new theory. Rethinking the FBI case ; A tale of two gangs ; The missing motive.
Responsibility: Stephen Kurkjian.

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The definitive story of the Boston criminal underworld and its role in the famous 500 million Gardner Museum art theft, from the Boston Globe journalist whom Dick Lehr called "the best reporter in  Read more...
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"More than just a summation of all that's publicly known about the case--from the thieves' false mustaches to the F.B.I.'s sting operation--Kurkjian's book is an impressive attempt to solve the crime Read more...

 
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