Daring Heists
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Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers

By Tom McCarthy  

In the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Read More

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Includes: Table of Contents | Maps | Glossary
Specs: 5.75 x 9 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: World History

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“Adventure is at the forefront of the Mystery & Mayhem series, which visits— exciting true tales... thrilling enough to keep older readers engaged, and will likely spur further exploration.”

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In the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes.

  • Nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language that both avid and reluctant readers will be drawn to.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Sensational Robberies and Robbers

Chapter One
D.B. Cooper: Into Thin Air

Chapter Two
The Queen of Thieves

Chapter Three
The Great Train Robbery

Chapter Four
A Half Billion Dollar Heist

Chapter Five
The Heist that Hurt an Entire Country

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