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How to steal the Mona Lisa and six other world-famous treasures

Author: Taylor Bayouth
Publisher: New York, New York : A Perigee Book, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A step-by-step guide for the craft of high stakes thievery-- In How to Steal the Mona Lisa, author Taylor Bayouth meticulously describes seven heists of priceless art and artifacts: the Hope Diamond, the "Mona Lisa," the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, Rodin's "Thinker," King Tut's golden death mask, the Crown Jewels, and the Codex Leicester. With this trusty guide, learn to: - Camouflage a getaway car. - Hack  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Bayouth
ISBN: 9780399175077 0399175075
OCLC Number: 911171981
Description: xii, 209 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: It starts with the purchase of this book --
The basics of thievery. Becoming invisible ; Techniques and tools of the trade ; Confidants and profitable partnerships ; Reconnaissance and the art of the case --
The campaigns. The Hope diamond ; The Mona Lisa ; Archaepteryx Lithographica ; Rodin's Thinker ; King Tutankhamun's golden death mask ; The crown of Queen Elizabeth ; The Codex Leister --
The aftermath. Selling goods on the black market ; Money laundering ; Outthinking Big Brother and disappearing completely.
Responsibility: Taylor Bayouth.

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"A step-by-step guide for the craft of high stakes thievery-- In How to Steal the Mona Lisa, author Taylor Bayouth meticulously describes seven heists of priceless art and artifacts: the Hope Diamond, the "Mona Lisa," the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, Rodin's "Thinker," King Tut's golden death mask, the Crown Jewels, and the Codex Leicester. With this trusty guide, learn to: - Camouflage a getaway car. - Hack security systems. - Navigate air ducts. - Master the art of disguise. - Pick locks, scale buildings, and more. Illustrated throughout, this book contains all the information you need to acquire equipment, recruit partners, strategize the perfect crime, and discreetly sell off your stolen national treasures"--

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