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Author Moses, Nancy, 1948-

Title Stolen, smuggled, sold : on the hunt for cultural treasures / Nancy Moses.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.16289 MOS    Available
Description xix, 152 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The lady in the jeweled dog collar -- The case of the missing masterpiece -- Ghost dancing at Wounded Knee -- Babe Ruth on a quail hunt -- The only pharaoh outside of Egypt -- Selling history -- Sumerian plunder -- Heroes.
Summary "Tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. This book is structured as a series of vivid stories in which the reader joins the author as she uncovers a cultural treasure and follows its often-convoluted trail. Along the way author and reader encounter a cast of fascinating characters from the underbelly of the cultural world: unscrupulous grave robbers, sinister middlemen, ruthless art dealers, venal Nazis, canny lawyers, valiant academics, unstoppable investigative reporters, unwitting curators, and dedicated government officials"--Provided by publishers.
Subject Cultural property -- Protection -- Anecdotes.
Archaeological thefts -- Anecdotes.
Art thefts -- Anecdotes.
Smuggling -- Anecdotes.
Black market -- Anecdotes.
Archaeological thefts -- Investigation -- Anecdotes.
Art thefts -- Investigation -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780759121928 (hbk. alk. paper)
0759121923 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780759121942 (electronic)

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