Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures

By Nancy Moses

Stolen, Smuggled offered: at the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells the darkish and compelling tales of iconic cultural items that have been stolen, smuggled or bought, and finally back again to their unique proprietor.

There are many books approximately museum heists, Holocaust art, insider robbery, trafficking in antiquities, and stolen local American gadgets. Now, there’s ultimately a publication for most people that covers the full terrain. The e-book contains full-color images of the objects.

Stolen, Smuggled, bought features seven shiny and precise tales within which the reader joins the writer as she uncovers a cultural treasure and follows its often-convoluted path. alongside the best way writer and reader come across a solid of interesting characters from the underbelly of the cultural global: unscrupulous grave robbers, sinister middlemen, ruthless paintings purchasers, venal Nazis, canny attorneys, valiant teachers, unstoppable investigative journalists, unwitting curators, and committed executive officers. tales contain Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1, the typeset manuscript for Pearl Buck’s The strong Earth, a ceremonial Ghost Dance brief from the bloodbath at Wounded Knee, the robbery of 4,800 ancient audio discs through a most sensible authentic on the nationwide documents, a lacking unique reproduction of The invoice of Rights, the mother of Ramses I, and an historic treasure from Iraq.

While every one tale is attention-grabbing in and of itself, jointly they tackle one of many most well-liked matters within the museum international: tips to care for the thousands of things that experience breaks within the chain of possession, suspicious possession documents, or no provenance in any respect. the difficulty of possession touches on specialist practices, overseas protocols, and nationwide legislation. It’s a monetary factor because the illicit alternate in antiquities and cultural goods generates up to $4 billion to $8 billion a 12 months.

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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

By Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer’s literary attractiveness rests on insightful chronicles of lives carried out on the outer limits. He now shifts his concentration from extremes of actual experience to extremes of spiritual trust inside of our personal borders, taking readers within remoted American groups the place a few 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists nonetheless perform polygamy. Defying either civil gurus and the Mormon institution in Salt Lake urban, the renegade leaders of those Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who solution in basic terms to God.

At the middle of Krakauer’s publication are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they obtained a commandment from God to kill a innocent lady and her female offspring. starting with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double homicide, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic myth, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding religion. alongside the best way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s quickest becoming faith, and increases provocative questions on the character of non secular trust.

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Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer

By Harold Schechter

A MONSTER PREYED UPON the youngsters OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES have been APPALLING -- AND but HE used to be LITTLE greater than a toddler HIMSELF.

whilst fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy used to be arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting urban got here to an finish. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was once imprisoned eventually. however the complicated questions sparked via his ghastly crime spree -- the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime -- have been as suitable within the so-called Age of Innocence as they're at the present time.
Jesse Pomeroy was once outwardly repellent in visual appeal, with a ugly "dead" eye; inside of, he was once deformed past imagining. A sexual sadist of aggravating precocity, he happy his atrocious appetites by means of abducting and torturing his baby sufferers. yet quickly, the teenager's bloodlust gave strategy to one other obsession: homicide.
Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for a person who dares to seem" (Peoria magazine Star), brings his acclaimed mixture of page-turning storytelling, exceptional perception, and engaging ancient documentation to Fiend -- an unforgettable account from the annals of yank crime.

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Lost Girls

By Caitlin Rother

Praise for Caitlin Rother and her true-life thrillers

"Will preserve you at the fringe of your seat."--Aphrodite Jones

"An fascinating page-turner."--M. William Phelps

Chelsea King was once a favored highschool senior, an excellent achiever decided to make a distinction. Fourteen-year-old Amber Dubois enjoyed books and poured her middle into the animals she cared for. precious by way of their households and buddies, either women disappeared in San Diego County, simply 8 miles and 365 days aside. The community's determined seek led gurus to John Albert Gardner, a brutal predator hiding in undeniable sight. Now Pulitzer-nominated writer Caitlin Rother grants an incisive, heartbreaking true-life mystery that touches our private fears.

"Rother is without doubt one of the top storytellers in actual crime." --Steve Jackson

Includes dramatic photos

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Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

By Peter Lance

In Deal with the Devil, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative reporter Peter Lance attracts on 3 a long time of once-secret FBI records to inform the definitive tale of Greg Scarpa Sr., a Mafia capo who “stopped counting” after fifty murders, whereas secretly betraying the Colombo crime kin as a best Echelon FBI informant.

Lance lines Scarpa’s shadowy dating with the FBI all of the as far back as 1960, while his debriefings went immediately to J. Edgar Hoover. In forty-two years of homicide and racketeering, Scarpa served purely thirty days in prison because of his mystery courting with the Feds.
This is the untold tale that might rewrite Mafia heritage as we all know it —a page-turning paintings of journalism that reads like a Scorsese movie. Deal with the Devil contains greater than a hundred thirty illustrations, crime scene pictures, and never-before-seen FBI documents.

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The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice

By David Rose

Called a "dazzlingly pronounced, supremely stylish" paintings by way of The Observer, The giant Eddy Club is an award-winning journalist's exposé of race, injustice, and serial homicide within the Deep South—Midnight within the backyard of excellent and Evil with an investigative facet. Over 8 bloody months within the mid-1970s, a serial rapist and assassin terrorized Columbus, Georgia, killing seven prosperous, aged white women—almost all individuals of the large Eddy social membership for the town's elite. Carlton Gary, an African American guy at the moment on loss of life row for what got here to be often called "the stocking stranglings," got here inside 4 hours of being completed in December 2009.

The titanic Eddy Club connects Gary's late-twentieth-century trial with racially charged trials in Columbus of a prior period, to discover the extensive subject of racial justice within the American South. This paperback variation contains an all-new afterword detailing the hot discovery of probably exonerating facts, which resulted in Gary's last-minute remain of execution and should most probably bring about a brand new trial.

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Cruel Death

By M. William Phelps

"Phelps is one in all America's most interesting true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." –Allison Brennan

It was once Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of the summer time. millions headed to Ocean urban, Maryland, to take pleasure in its scenic shores, energetic boardwalk, and stylish nightclubs. one of the bright-spirited tourists was once a pair with a miles darker suggestion of enjoyable. Erica Sifrit, a former honor scholar, was once packing a gun in her trainer bag. Her husband, B.J., an ex-Navy SEAL, used to be educated in violence. What begun as an opportunity stumble upon with one other couple ended with dismembered sufferers buried in a Delaware landfill. M. William Phelps updates this modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" saga to create a haunting account of cash, insanity, intercourse, and homicide. . .

Praise for M. William Phelps

"Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine

"One of our most tasty crime journalists." --Katherine Ramsland

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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The Bad Nurse

By Sheila Johnson

Murder through Medicine

In the small southern city of Ider, Alabama, every person knew Karri Willoughby as a loyal nurse, loving spouse, and mom of 2 babies. while she was once accused of killing her stepfather Billy Junior Shaw with a deadly injection of the anesthetic Propofol, outraged family and friends rallied to her defense.

Overnight Karrie grew to become a media sensation, portrayed as an blameless younger girl stuck up in a bad tragedy—until 4 years later, while she walked into courtroom and pleaded responsible as charged. basically then did the total scope of her crimes emerge.  Nurse Karri used to be unmasked as cold-blooded, conniving murderer.

Investigative journalist Sheila Johnson attracts on countless numbers of pages of formerly unseen police files, interviews, recordings and videotapes, to create a haunting real-life mystery of drugs, relations, and betrayal.

Includes Dramatic Photos

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By Al Sayed Ibn Tawoos - XKP

This ebook is a translation of the unique Arabic ebook known as " Al-Malhoof Ala Katla Al-Tofoof " that is a quick, and brief tale of the conflict of Karbala. the writer of the unique Arabic publication is termed "Al-Sayed ibn Tawoos" who's a descendent of Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S.). the writer lived in Iraq and died at yr 664 A.H. at Baghdad.

I devote this little paintings to the natural soul of Imam Husein ibn Ali (A.S.). i'm hoping that this translation is helping the peoples of earth to grasp a few features of the grasp of martyrs, Imam Husein (A.S.). The infallible imam who taught the folks the best classes of declining unfairness, bravery, generosity, the Aristocracy, and endurance.

The slave of Allah, the servant of Al-Husein (A.S.),The guy who wishes the intercession of Al-Husein (A.S.) on the judgment day.

Dr. Mohammad Al-Sharkawy

Egypt-Alexandria, June 2007.



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Hero To Zero (2nd Edition)

By Zach Fortier

Zach Fortier is again with truer crime debts from the streets. This time he offers with the topic of police officers long past undesirable, together with an account of 1 cop that made the FBI's ten such a lot sought after checklist for a brutal, quadruple homicide. It's tough to believe--and read--about such a lot of law enforcement officials that fall from grace and make each mistake attainable: robbery, homicide, fraud, drug abuse, and extra. let alone the police officers despatched to legal, proving that "anyone is able to whatever given the suitable circumstances." Get an extraordinary insider's examine what law enforcement officials hardly speak about--true bills of police officers long past undesirable. It's a trip at the darkish part of legislation enforcement you won't overlook. Hero to 0 has been ranked #2 in precise Crime most sensible sellers, #1 in scorching new releases in actual crime and number one in sizzling new releases in actual debts on

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