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

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

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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
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Kurkjian, Stephen A
Dewey number
364.16/287599492
Index
index present
LC call number
N8795.3.U6
LC item number
K87 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Art thefts
  • Theft from museums
  • TRUE CRIME
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Art thefts
  • Theft from museums
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • True Crime
  • Massachusetts
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Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist, Stephen Kurkjian, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900607878
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781336145955
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0136FDB4-428C-47A5-AE5C-9CA205EAFE67
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900607878
  • (OCoLC)900607878
Label
Master thieves : the Boston gangsters who pulled off the world's greatest art heist, Stephen Kurkjian, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900607878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336145955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0136FDB4-428C-47A5-AE5C-9CA205EAFE67
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900607878
  • (OCoLC)900607878

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