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Vanished Smile

Author : R.A. Scotti
ISBN : 0307271544
Genre : Art
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On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened–Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. As French detectives using the latest methods of criminology, including fingerprinting, tried to trace the thieves, a burgeoning international media hyped news of the heist. No story captured the imagination of the world quite like this one. Thousands flocked to the Louvre to see the empty space where the painting had hung. They mourned as if Mona Lisa were a lost loved one, left flowers and notes, and set new attendance records. For more than two years, Mona Lisa’s absence haunted the art world, provoking the question: Was she lost forever? A century later, questions still linger. Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed. R. A. Scotti’s riveting, ingeniously realized account is itself a masterly portrait of a world in transition. Combining her skills as a historian and a novelist, Scotti turns the tantalizing clues into a story of the painting’s transformation into the most familiar and lasting icon of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harper S New Monthly Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : CORNELL:31924079622092
Genre : American literature
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Harper S Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : UCR:31210012371256
Genre : American literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

The Vanishing Smile

Author : Earl W. Emerson
ISBN : 034540453X
Genre : Fiction
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When amateur sleuth Marian Wright suddenly dies during an investigation into her clients' rogue boyfriends, Seattle PI Thomas Black's investigation uncovers a strange network of people and reveals the zealousness of Marian's manhunt, and the monstrous truth about her death. Reprint.


Author : Tim Weaver
ISBN : 9780141969640
Genre : Fiction
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Sam Wren gets on a Tube train . . . And never gets off again. Six months later, he's still missing. There's no trace of him - or so it seems. The lies go deeper than anyone imagined. And someone is watching. Someone who knows what happened on the tube that day. 'Weaver's books get better each time - tense, complex, written with flair' Guardian

The Disappearing Man

Author : Doug Peterson
ISBN : 9781936164332
Genre : Drama
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"Based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown's amazing escape from slavery"--Cover.

Contemporary Perspectives On The Detection Investigation And Prosecution Of Art Crime

Author : Dr Saskia Hufnagel
ISBN : 9781409463153
Genre : Law
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In the world of law enforcement art and antiquity crime has in the past usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Best practice methods of detecting, investigating, prosecuting and preventing such crimes are explored. This book will be of interest and use to academics and practitioners alike in the areas of law, crime and justice.

Smile Pretty And Say Jesus

Author : Hunter James
ISBN : 9780820331911
Genre : Religion
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In March 1987, the Reverend Jerry Falwell and the national news media found themselves in rare agreement: Jim Bakker, the charismatic, cash-hungry televangelist, was an accomplished sinner but a rather unconvincing penitent. The story had just broken that Bakker had fornicated with Jessica Hahn, a New York church secretary, and then tried to pay her off with $256,000. Once exposed, Bakker weepily begged Falwell to help him steer his ministry through the scandal. Falwell assented--but then demanded Bakker's resignation when he learned that the Hahn affair only hinted at Bakker's profligacy. The fight was on, and those stale jokes were born again: PTL, the acronym of Bakker's $172 million enterprise, stood not for "Praise the Lord" or "People That Love" but for "Pass the Loot" or "Pay the Lady." Veteran journalist Hunter James covered the story for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from the first report of Bakker's double life until eight chaotic months later when the unwelcome Falwell left the bankrupt ministry in South Carolina and went home for good to his own church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Smile Pretty and Say Jesus is James's wry, personal account of the struggle for control of the PTL enterprise, which included a satellite network and a 2,300-acre theme park, Heritage USA. James's book is valuable for the important distinctions it makes between Pentecostals and Baptist fundamentalists and for its explanation of the "prosperity gospel" Bakker and his wife, Tammy Faye, professed. Combining straightforward reportage with human interest sketches and profiles, the book is also the most insightful to date on the attitudes and motives of the principal figures involved in the debacle.

A Dream Too Many

Author : JA Sauber
ISBN : 9781479724949
Genre : Fiction
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Growing up as a gifted child, Kaleb has always been able to do things no one has seen. Eventually his ultimate dream of inventing a new math comes to reality. However, as an adult he falls for a pretty girl in college named Corina. Her greatest wish in life is one they tell her she cant have. Kalebs secrets get out to the public and, seeing as how hes the only one who can read them, after the world realizes what theyre capable of, those who have him fight to keep him and those who dont fight to get him.


Author : Joseph Finder
ISBN : 1429935669
Genre : Fiction
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Nick Heller is tough, smart, and stubborn. And in his line of work, it's essential. Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator--exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He's a guy you don't want to mess with. He's also the man you call when you need a problem fixed. Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick's nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick's brother, has vanished without a trace. Nick and Roger have been on the outs since the arrest, trial, and conviction of their father, the notorious "fugitive financier," Victor Heller. Where Nick strayed from the path, Roger followed their father's footsteps into the corporate world. Now, as Nick searches for his brother, he's on a collision course with one of the most powerful corporations in the world--and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets, in Joseph Finder's thrilling Vanished.

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