"The book alternates between Rembrandt as a prime target of thieves and a broader examination of art thefts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Amore and Mashberg smash myth after myth." – The Seattle Times
"[The authors] interview some of today’s highest-profile art thieves . . . The most absorbing part of the entire book is the verbatim testimony from Myles J. Connor about how he cased museums, identified security weaknesses, planned his operations, implemented them, and sought to profit from the art he stole." -- The Boston Globe
"A quick and entertaining read." --The Christian Science Monitor
"This is a terrific book, and excellently researched." -- ARTnews
"A detailed look at numerous robberies targeting works by the great Dutch master over the past century. Combining impressive shoe-leather reporting skills with solid art-world knowledge, this fascinating book debunks many myths about museum heists while providing vivid profiles of the criminals and their motives . . . As Amore and Mashberg show, stealing a Rembrandt seldom pays off for the thieves but makes the world at large infinitely poorer. With hard facts and a cleareyed perspective, this book sets the record straight." —Associated Press
"The authors smash myth after myth, many of them the result of unrealistic movies of the James Bond variety ... An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art."-- Kirkus Reviews
“A fast-paced and engrossing exposé of the shady underbelly of the art world.”—Robert K. Wittman, New York Times bestselling author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures
"You don't have to appreciate art -- just entertaining true-crime stories -- to enjoy 'Stealing Rembrandts.' In this fast-moving account of some of the most daring art heists ever, art security expert Anthony Amore introduces a colorful real-life cast of sticky-fingered art-lovers you won't soon forget, especially the next time you find yourself in a museum checking out an exhibit of Old Masters, or new."--Howie Carr, bestselling author of Hitman and The Brothers Bulger
"Authors Amore & Mashberg are the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of the art world. True masters in their own right, they provide an unvarnished look at some of history's most notorious art heists, separating fact from popular fiction and defeating the notion that art theft is a victimless crime. On the contrary, Stealing Rembrandts is proof that plundering art for profit is more dangerous than we could ever have imagined."--Casey Sherman, bestselling author of Search for the Strangler, Bad Blood and The Finest Hours
"People often ask me, 'Why would anyone steal a high-profile piece of art? What could they do with it?' If you want answers read Stealing Rembrandts. This finely crafted chronicle of a century of Rembrandt thefts gives the reader rare and intimate access to the strange milieu of the art heist."--Rebecca Dreyfus,
“Stealing Rembrandts offers a rare inside look into a world few of us know beyond headlines and Hollywood. By weaving together Rembrandt’s own story with exclusive interviews and insights into the men who have stolen his masterpieces, authors Anthony M. Amore and Tom Mashberg do a masterful job of connecting the artist and his thieves across the centuries. Along the way, they explode myths and reveal the true nature of the criminals and their crimes. Most of us can’t hope to hang a Rembrandt on our walls, but the good news is that we can eagerly add this book to our collections.”--Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La
"Stealing Rembrandts is thoroughly researched and filled with memorable characters. It is a fascinating and entertaining read."—Milton Esterow, publisher of ARTnews
Anthony M. Amore is the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and contributes to the Boston Herald and Huffington Post. He serves as trustee of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art and lectures widely on art crime.
Tom Mashberg is an award-winning investigative reporter and the former Sunday Editor for the Boston Herald. During his 30-year career he has reported for The New York Times and The Boston Globe, as well as writing for Vanity Fair and many other publications. He was called “the quintessential newspaperman” by FOX-TV’s America’s Most Wanted.
I have read dozens if not hundreds of art books of all persuasions for 25 years.
Readers interested in Art History and True Crime will enjoy the stories of the stolen works, their recovery, the investigations and why Rembrandt.
A surprisingly gripping and very informative read, full of interesting characters.
The Isabella Stewart Garden Museum is one of the world's most exquisite museums - the backdrop for this intriguing inquiry into the characters who
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If you love art, you will love this book!! Anthony Amore drives home how complex and varied art theft is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nate
The book was entertaining and gave a good overview of those who have stolen from Rembrandt from his lifetime to today. Read morePublished 7 months ago by FloridaGirl
Good read, well researched. The author has written an interesting work on the thefts of Rembrandts. It is a nice read and dispels any notion of the romance of art theft.Published 8 months ago by J. Green
i LOVED THIS BOOK BECAUSE I WAS ONE OF THE STORIES CONTAINED WITHIN IT, IT WAS A PLEASURE TO READ ABOUT OTHER TALES OF STOLEN ART. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Barb
If this is the first time you have read about this topic, then the book may be enlightening and fun for you. Read morePublished 16 months ago by gemutlichkeit