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The encyclopedia of robberies, heists, and capers

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 364.1552 N485
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  364.1552 N485
 
 
 
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Room Reference rq HV6648.N49 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Room Reference
 
Call Number  rq HV6648.N49 2002
 
 
Summary
Bandits, burglars and thieves have always been a mainstay of society. From pickpockets to pirates, bank robbers to bushrangers, this is an encyclopaedia of theft, one of the world's oldest professions. More than 400 entries detail history's most famous robberies from around the world, the thieves who executed them, and the lawmen who brought them to justice. Topical entries are featured, such as art theft, bungled capers, highway robbery, robberies in film and fiction, social bandits, safecracking, and robbery as terrorism. The volume also includes more than 70 photographs, a number of which are mugshots of top bank robbers.
Additional Information
Subjects Robbery -- Encyclopedias.
Theft -- Encyclopedias.
Thieves -- Biography.
Brigands and robbers -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Facts on File,2002
Language English
Description vii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-342) and index.
ISBN 0816044880 (hard : alk. paper)
0816044899 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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