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The Art Thief by Michael Finkel

Fact or Fiction Book Club

2024-07-23 15:00:00 2024-07-23 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Art Thief by Michael Finkel Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Art Thief" by Michael Finkel. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Tuesday, July 23
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 15:00:00 2024-07-23 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Art Thief by Michael Finkel Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Art Thief" by Michael Finkel. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Highland

Meeting Room A

Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Art Thief" by Michael Finkel. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

For centuries, works of art have been stolen in countless ways from all over the world, but no one has been quite as successful at it as the master thief Stéphane Breitwieser. Carrying out more than two hundred heists over nearly ten years-- in museums and cathedrals all over Europe-- Breitwieser, along with his girlfriend who worked as his lookout, stole more than three hundred objects, until it all fell apart in spectacular fashion. Finkel brings us into Breitwieser's strange and fascinating world: unlike most thieves, he never stole for money, keeping all his treasures in a single room where he could admire them to his heart's content. As he bred a growing disregard for risk and an addict's need to score, Breitwieser ignored his girlfriend's pleas to stop-- and one final act of hubris brought everything crashing down.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | Discussion Groups |

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