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Master thieves [electronic resource] : The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist. Stephen Kurkjian.

Kurkjian, Stephen. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781610394246 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : PublicAffairs, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2890 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4110 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
True Crime.
Genre: Electronic books.

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