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"Chasing Aphrodite is an epic story that, from the first page, grabs you by the lapels and won’t let go. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino have penetrated the inner sanctum of one of the world’s most powerful museums, exposing how its caretakers – blinded by greed, arrogance and self-deception – eagerly tapped international networks of criminals in pursuit of the next great masterpiece. It is a breathtaking tale that I guarantee will keep you reading late into the night. - Kurt Eichenwald, author of CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS: A True Story
Fascinating blow by blow of the misadventures at the Getty Museum, its poor management & how one curator ultimately took a dive for the affair. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dickh
love this type of mystery...brings history and human nature full circlePublished 4 months ago by happy feet
Fascinating history of the way museums have collected antiquities from other countries, and how they are currently being dealt with - some being returned, some 'repatriated' and on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katy Bejarano
Interesting reporting on the subject of preserving and studying the treasures of antiquityPublished 7 months ago by Ben
A very thoroughly researched and fascinating account of what otherwise could have been a rather dry account of museum dealings. Ancient Greece and, especially, Italy came to life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by nasus
Thoroughly engrossing book. It confirms what I recall hearing about from my connected museum people. Anyone interested in antiquities should read this book.Published 7 months ago by Joel H. Roth
The stories of illegally excavated art investigated in this book span decades of smuggling, legal battles, and near constant prevarication on the part of museums. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ava Lynn