The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-30
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads-and a dollar;5 million reward-none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as dollar;500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation's most extraordinary unsolved mysteries.

Author Biography

Ulrich Boster has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian magazine, Slate, and many other publications. He has served as a contributing editor at US. Mews and World Report and is the founding editor of The Open Case, a crime magazine and web community. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee: A Disturbance in the Courtyardp. 1
Chez Tortoni: The Art Detectivep. 11
A Lady and Gentleman in Black: It Was a Passionp. 29
The Concert: The Picture Habitp. 43
Cortege aux Environs de Florence: The Art of the Theftp. 63
Landscape with an Obelisk: Something That Bigp. 77
Ku: Unfinished Businessp. 89
Three Mounted Jockeys: Infiltrate and infatuatep. 109
Self-Portrait: I Was the Onep. 133
Program for an Artistic Soiree: Any News on Your Sidep. 155
Program for an Artistic Soiree II: Where's Whitey?p. 171
La Sortie de Pesage: Put My Picture on the Coverp. 189
Finial: Like a Spiderwebp. 209
Sourcesp. 225
Bibliographyp. 243
Photo Creditsp. 245
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Indexp. 249
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