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The Resource Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist, Stephen Kurkjian

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

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Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist
Title
Master thieves
Title remainder
the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kurkjian
Title variation
Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A definitive account of the Boston criminal underworld's role in the infamous $500 million Gardner Museum art theft traces the contributions of master thief Louis Royce and gangster Ralph Rossetti while examining the FBI's controversial announcement that they had identified the responsible parties
  • "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 when it finally happened, it quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history: 13 works of art valued at up to $500 million--including Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee." The identity of the thieves were a mystery, the paintings were never found. What happened in those intervening years? Which Boston crew landed the big score? And why, more than 20 years later, did the FBI issue a press conference stating that they knew who had pulled off the heist and what had happened to the artwork, but provided no identities and scant details? These mysteries are the story of Kurkjian's revealing book. The best and longest-tenured reporter on this case, and one of the most decorated investigative reporters in America, Kurkjian will reveal the identities of this who plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI refused to reveal. He will take the reader deep into the Boston mob, and paint the most complete and compelling picture of this story ever told"--
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Kurkjian, Stephen A.,
Dewey number
364.16/287599492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
N8795.3.U6
LC item number
K87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art thefts
  • Theft from museums
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist, Stephen Kurkjian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781610394239
Lccn
2014046852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn884814398
  • 1466049
Label
Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist, Stephen Kurkjian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781610394239
Lccn
2014046852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • ocn884814398
  • 1466049

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