Monday, November 25, 2013

The Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

It Takes a Thief:  True Art Crimes




The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
By Edsel, Robert M.
With Witter, Bret
2010-09 - Center Street
9781599951508 Check Our Catalog

In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to save the world's great art from the Nazis. …More


Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It
Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It
By McDade, Travis
2013-06 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199922666 Check Our Catalog

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The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
By Boser, Ulrich
2010-03 - Harper
9780061451843 Check Our Catalog

One museum, two thieves, and the Boston underworld--this account tells the true story behind the lost Gardner masterpieces and the art detectives who swore to get them back. b&w illustrations throughout. color photo insert. …More


Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
By Wittman, Robert K.
With Shiffman, John
2011-06 - Broadway Books
9780307461483 Check Our Catalog

Armed with a scholar's passion, a con man's smile, and a daredevil's nerves, Wittman--former leader of the FBI's Art Crime Team--had pulled off undercover operations all over the world. In "Priceless," readers learn about the greatest unsolved art heist of the 20th century. …More


The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
By Dolnick, Edward
2006-06 - Harper Perennial
9780060531188 Check Our Catalog

This suspense-filled book tells the true story of the 1994 theft of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" from the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway, and the brilliant detective who gets it back. Includes a 16-page b&w photo insert. …More


Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art
Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art
By Knelman, Joshua
2012-03 - Tin House Books
9781935639381 Check Our Catalog

"Hot Art" traces Knelman's five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft, where he uncovers a devious game that takes him from Egypt to Los Angeles, New York to London, and back again, through a web of deceit, violence, and corruption. …More