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True Stories from the Edge

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Willie Sutton was casing a bank when he noticed that the manager looked a lot like Sutton himself, so he walked into the vault, loaded up with banknotes, and calmly walked out. D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000 in payment, and parachuted from the aircraft. He was never captured.

Other criminals in this book were no less brazen:
- Arthur Barry, the greatest jewel thief in American criminal history
- Vincente Perugia, who boldly stole one of the world’s greatest art treasures
- Amil Dinsio, one of the most accomplished bank vault robbers in the U.S.
- Victor Desmarais and Leo Martial, a hapless duo who bungled their getaway
- James Landis, who stole two bricks of freshly printed banknotes from his employer—the U.S. Treasury
- Adam Worth, the Napoleon of Crime
- the Great Train Robbers, who planned one of the largest heists of all time
- the five heisters of the Great Purolator Caper, whose ineptitude ensured capture

Be prepared for some high-stakes action in THIEVES! While many ended their careers broke and disillusioned, these impresarios of crime make for great reading.

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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 3-6
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: General Nonfiction
  • Published: Sep 03, 2005
  • Publisher: Annick Press
  • Seller: eBOUND Canada
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: True Stories from the Edge
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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