The art thief : a true story of love, crime, and a dangerous obsession
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New York : Random House Large Print, [2023].
Format
Large Print
Edition
First large print edition.
ISBN
9780593744178, 0593744179
Physical Desc
263 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Bristol (Rogers Free) - Large Print (Main Floor)
LP 364.16 FIN
1 available
Westerly - Large Print
364.16 F LP
1 available
Woonsocket Harris - Large Print
LP 364.12 FIN
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Published
New York : Random House Large Print, [2023].
Edition
First large print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593744178, 0593744179

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Includes bibliographical references in note (pages 251-260).
Description
"The true story of the world's most prolific art thief--a spellbinding portrait of obsession and flawed genius, from the bestselling author of The Stranger in the Woods. For centuries, works of art have been stolen in countless ways from all over the world, but no one has been quite as successful at it as the master thief St�ephane Breitwieser. Carrying out more than two hundred heists over nearly ten years--in museums and cathedrals all over Europe--Breitwieser, along with his girlfriend who worked as his lookout, stole more than three hundred objects, until it all fell apart in spectacular fashion. In The Art Thief, Michael Finkel brings us into Breitwieser's strange and fascinating world. Unlike most thieves, he never stole for money, keeping all his treasures in a single room where he could admire them to his heart's content. Possessed of a remarkable athleticism and an innate ability to assess practically any security system, Breitwieser managed to pull off a breathtaking number of audacious thefts. Yet these strange talents bred a growing disregard for risk and an addict's need to score, leading Breitwieser to ignore his girlfriend's pleas to stop--until one final act of hubris brought everything crashing down. This is a riveting story of art, crime, and an insatiable hunger to possess beauty at any cost."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Finkel, M. (2023). The art thief: a true story of love, crime, and a dangerous obsession (First large print edition.). Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Finkel, Michael. 2023. The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession. Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Finkel, Michael. The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession Random House Large Print, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Finkel, Michael. The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession First large print edition., Random House Large Print, 2023.

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