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The Resource Thieves of Baghdad : one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures, Matthew Bogdanos with William Patrick

Thieves of Baghdad : one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures, Matthew Bogdanos with William Patrick

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Thieves of Baghdad : one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures
Title
Thieves of Baghdad
Title remainder
one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Bogdanos with William Patrick
Title variation
Thieves of Baghdad
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one marines passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the worlds greatest stolen treasures
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Thieves of Baghdad takes you from his family's flight to safety at Ground Zero on 9/11, to his mission to hunt down al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan, and into the war-torn streets of Baghdad on the trail of antiquities. Colorful characters and double-dealing are the norm as Bogdanos tries to sort out what really happened during the chaos of war. We see his team going on raids and negotiating recoveries, blowing open safes and mingling in the marketplaces, and tracking down leads from Zurich and Amman to Lyons, London, and New York. In an investigation that led to the recovery of more than 5,000 priceless objects, complex threads intertwine, and the suspense mounts as the team works to locate the most sensational treasure of all, the treasure of Nimrod, a collection of gold jewelry and precious stones often called "Iraq's Crown Jewels.""
  • "A mixture of police procedural, treasure hunt, wartime thriller, and cold-eyed assessment of the connection between the antiquities trade and weapons smuggling, Thieves of Baghdad exposes sordid truths about the international art and antiquities market. It also explores the soul of a man who is equal parts hardened Marine, dedicated father, and passionate scholar. Most of all, it demonstrates that, in a culture as old as that of the Middle East, nothing is ever quite what it seems."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Relates the events that led up to the investigation and recovery of stolen artifacts in Baghdad, offering a look at the underbelly of the international art and antiquities market
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164150
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Bogdanos, Matthew
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Patrick, William
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True
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  • Matḥaf al-ʻIrāqī
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Archaeological thefts
  • Thieves
  • Iraq War, 2003
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
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one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures
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Thieves of Baghdad : one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures, Matthew Bogdanos with William Patrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [300]-302)
Contents
In medias res -- Pattern recognition -- Hector's ghost -- A visit to the underworld -- Mobilization -- The irrational tenth -- Exfiltration and infiltration -- Babylon -- Life among the ruins -- Keeping heads -- Beware the rabbit in a rage -- Of hammered gold -- What does military duty look like? -- It's all about the price -- Whatever remains
Control code
000028567503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
302 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9781582346458
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Thieves of Baghdad : one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures, Matthew Bogdanos with William Patrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [300]-302)
Contents
In medias res -- Pattern recognition -- Hector's ghost -- A visit to the underworld -- Mobilization -- The irrational tenth -- Exfiltration and infiltration -- Babylon -- Life among the ruins -- Keeping heads -- Beware the rabbit in a rage -- Of hammered gold -- What does military duty look like? -- It's all about the price -- Whatever remains
Control code
000028567503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
302 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9781582346458
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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