The Man Who Robbed the Pierre

The Story of Bobby Comfort and the Biggest Hotel Robbery Ever
 
 
Diversion Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. September 2018
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  • 318 Seiten
 
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978-1-62681-386-1 (ISBN)
 
This Pulitzer Prize-winning author's true account of the thief behind the famed 1972 heist is "an engrossing crime biography . . . [and] a fast-paced romp" (Kirkus Reviews). Growing up in Rochester, New York, Bobby Comfort wanted to be a good something. It just so happened that he was great at being a criminal. In January 1972, men in tuxedos robbed the Pierre, the luxurious Manhattan hotel, and got away with eleven million dollars' worth of cash and jewelry. The police were baffled by how such a large-scale operation could go off so smoothly. The answer lay in the leader of the thieves, a man by the name of Bobby Comfort. He had taken to crime from a young age with card sharping and petty theft. Eventually, taking money from the rich was where he excelled. Sort of like Robin Hood-except for the part where he kept the loot himself-Comfort masterminded what was, at the time, the most lucrative heist in history, while appearing to his neighbors like an ordinary suburban family man. In this blend of insightful biography and true crime, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ira Berkow chronicles the story, using first-hand accounts to weave together a fascinating portrait of a criminal and "a corking good cops-and-robbers tale" (Library Journal).
  • Englisch
  • Newburyport
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  • USA
  • 8,01 MB
978-1-62681-386-1 (9781626813861)
Ira Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for more than twenty-five years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of numerous books, including The Corporal Was a Pitcher, Rockin' Steady, and Summers in the Bronx, the bestsellers Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar and Red: A Biography of Red Smith, as well as two memoirs, Full Swing and To the Hoop. He was the coauthor and editor of Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life, which was a primary source for the award-winning documentary The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. He lives in New York City.
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  • The Man who Robbed the Pierre
  • Copyright
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  • Epilogue
  • Gallery
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  • Acknowledgments
  • More from Ira Berkow
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