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Book Title: Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists|
ISBN 13: 9780230337428
The author of the book: Anthony M. Amore
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: July 5th 2011
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A spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft
Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted.
In Stealing Rembrandts, art security expert Anthony M. Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - the authors track daring entries and escapes from the world's most renowned museums. There are robbers who coolly walk off with multimillion dollar paintings; self-styled art experts who fall in love with the Dutch master and desire to own his art at all costs; and international criminal masterminds who don't hesitate to resort to violence. They also show how museums are thwarted in their ability to pursue the thieves - even going so far as to conduct investigations on their own, far away from the maddening crowd of police intervention, sparing no expense to save the priceless masterpieces.
Stealing Rembrandts is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind look at the black market of art theft, and how it compromises some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known.
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Read information about the authorAnthony M. Amore is a columnist with the Boston Herald and the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum since 2005, where he is charged with efforts to recover 13 works of art stolen on March 18, 1990. He regularly blogs for The Huffington Post, drawing on his 15 years of national security, law, intelligence and crisis management experience with two federal government agencies, including his part in stopping the so-called "Shoe-Bomber" in 2001. Amore is also a trustee of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art and a lecturer in the study of art crime. He has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and many more.
His latest book STEALING REMBRANDTS (co-written with Tom Mashberg) is a media hit. The book has been reviewed in The Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and ARTNews, just to name a few.