King of Heists

King of Heists
Author: J. North Conway
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-09-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780762766802

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King of Heists is a spellbinding and unprecedented account of the greatest bank robbery in American history, which took place on October 27, 1878, when thieves broke into the Manhattan Savings Institution and stole nearly $3 million in cash and securities—around $50 million in today's terms. Bringing the notorious Gilded Age to life in a thrilling narrative, J. North Conway tells the story of those who plotted and carried out this infamous robbery, how they did it, and how they were tracked down and captured. The robbery was planned to the minutest detail by criminal mastermind George Leonidas Leslie—a society architect and ladies' man whose double life as the nation's most prolific bank robber led him to be dubbed the “King of the Bank Robbers.” The New York Times proclaimed the 1878 heist “the most sensational in the history of bank robberies in this country.” An absorbing tale of greed, sex, crime, betrayal, and murder, King of Heists blends all the richness of history with the thrills of the best fiction.

King of Burglars

King of Burglars
Author: Maximilian Schoenbein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-08-22
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0692075607

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Written by the greatest bank robber of the 1860s, Maximilian Schoenbein, alias Max Shinburn, these stories reveal the details behind his most famous heists and prison escapes; and also those of fellow master thieves Adam Worth and George M. White. Includes: --The Real Story of the Stolen Gainsborough Portrait --How Adam Worth Stole the Kimberley Diamonds --Mark Shinborn's Story of the Concord Bank Robbery --Mark Shinborn Tells Story of His Greatest Peril --A Wad of Bills Gets Mark Shinborn Out of a Tight Place --How Shinborn Cleaned Up $20,000 at Springfield --True Story of the Great South Norwalk Bank Robbery --How Four Gangs Sought to Rob the Wolfeboro, N.H. Bank --When Revolvers Barked in a Famous Old-Time Hold-Up --Mark Shinborn Tells Story of His Most Famous Crime --How Mark Shinborn at Last Paid the Penalty

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told
Author: Tom McCarthy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-08-30
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9781493039999

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The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told is a captivating collection of true stories celebrating the best heists ever pulled off—many still unsolved. It allows readers to appreciate the efforts that go into a truly magnificent heist. It is a celebration of stunning, well-planned, and audacious capers that left police and armies of investigators scratching their heads and looking for answers.

Six Days in August The Story of Stockholm Syndrome

Six Days in August  The Story of Stockholm Syndrome
Author: David King
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-08-04
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780393635096

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A rollicking account of the bizarre hostage drama that gave rise to the term "Stockholm syndrome." On the morning of August 23, 1973, a man wearing a wig, makeup, and a pair of sunglasses walked into the main branch of Sveriges Kreditbank, a prominent bank in central Stockholm. He ripped out a submachine gun, fired it into the ceiling, and shouted, "The party starts!" This was the beginning of a six-day hostage crisis—and media circus—that would mesmerize the world, drawing into its grip everyone from Sweden’s most notorious outlaw to the prime minister himself. As policemen and reporters encircled the bank, the crime-in-progress turned into a high-stakes thriller broadcast on live television. Inside the building, meanwhile, complicated emotional relationships developed between captors and captives that would launch a remarkable new concept into the realm of psychology, hostage negotiation, and popular culture. Based on a wealth of previously unpublished sources, including rare film footage and unprecedented access to the main participants, Six Days in August captures the surreal events in their entirety, on an almost minute-by-minute basis. It is a rich human drama that blurs the lines between loyalty and betrayal, obedience and defiance, fear and attraction—and a groundbreaking work of nonfiction that forces us to consider "Stockholm syndrome" in an entirely new light.

A Burglar s Guide to the City

A Burglar s Guide to the City
Author: Geoff Manaugh
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780771059148

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Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the LAPD. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists--both spectacular and absurd--A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures that readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

Lupin III Lupin the 3rd Greatest Heists The Classic Manga Collection

Lupin III  Lupin the 3rd   Greatest Heists   The Classic Manga Collection
Author: Monkey Punch
Publsiher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-23
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781685792916

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Lupin III: Greatest Heists is a collection of twelve classic stories from throughout Lupin’s history. Taken from Monkey Punch’s Lupin III and New Lupin III, these stories have been fully retranslated and are collected in one volume for the first time. Monkey Punch’s immortal creations are among the most beloved characters of all time, from master thief Lupin III to his trusted sidekicks and tenacious rivals. Lupin III is also an icon of animation, starring in the stunning 2019 CG animated film Lupin III: The First, and Hayao Miyazaki’s feature film directorial debut, The Castle of Cagliostro. This special collection of Monkey Punch’s classic manga stories was originally published in Japan as a tribute to his passing in 2019.

The Crown Heist

The Crown Heist
Author: Deron R. Hicks
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-11-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780358396062

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In another "suspenseful mystery romp with art appreciation" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Art and Camille head to London to find her estranged father, and soon find themselves embroiled in a heist involving a long-dead monarch. Packed with fascinating facts about real places and pieces of art, this fast-paced thriller is perfect for fans of the Spy School and Mr. Limoncello's Library series and Dan Brown. No matter how dangerous his adventures have been, Art has always been able to count on his best friend, Camille. Now that Camille is meeting her estranged father, Art wants to be there for her--which means going to London. But Camille's history professor father, renowned for expertise in British legend, is missing. When they visit his apartment, Art and Camille find a long-missing object that suggests the professor could be in trouble and solving a mystery related to London's history. Follow Art and Camille as they visit the Tower of London, National Portrait Gallery, and ride the "tube" in hopes of uncovering the truth before it's too late.

Stealing the Show

Stealing the Show
Author: John Barelli
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-08-22
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9781493038244

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When he retired as the chief security officer of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Barelli had spent the better part of forty years responsible not only for one of the richest treasure troves on the planet, but the museum’s staff, the millions of visitors, as well as American presidents, royalty, and heads of state from around the world. For the first time, John Barelli shares his experiences of the crimes that occurred on his watch; the investigations that captured thieves and recovered artwork; the lessons he learned and shared with law enforcement professionals in the United States and abroad; the accidents and near misses; and a few mysteries that were sadly never solved. He takes readers behind the scenes at the Met, introduces curators and administrators, walks the empty corridors after hours, and shares what it’s like to get the call that an ancient masterpiece has gone missing. The Metropolitan Museum covers twelve acres in the heart of Manhattan and is filled with five thousand years of work by history’s great artists known and unknown: Goya, da Vinci, Rembrandt, Warhol, Pollack, Egyptian mummies, Babylonian treasures, Colonial crafts, and Greek vases. John and a small staff of security professionals housed within the Museum were responsible for all of it. Over the years, John helped make the museum the state-of-the-art facility it is today and created a legacy in art security for decades to come. Focusing on six thefts but filled with countless stories that span the late 1970s on into the 21st century, John opens the files on thefts, shows how museum personnel along with local and sometimes Federal Agents opened investigations and more often than not caught the thief. But of ultimate importance was the recovery of the artwork, including Celtic and Egyptian gold, French tapestries, Greek sculpture, and more. At the heart of this book there will always be art—those who love it and those who take it, two groups of people that are far from mutually exclusive.