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Bandits, burglars and thieves have always been a mainstay of society. From pickpockets to pirates, bank robbers to bushrangers, this is an encyclopaedia of theft, one of the world's oldest professions. More than 400 entries detail history's most famous robberies from around the world, the thieves who executed them, and the lawmen who brought them to justice. Topical entrie ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Checkmark Books
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A California native, Michael Newton has published more than 250 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977.
He began writing professionally as a "ghost" for author Don Pendleton for the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. While the majority of his published books have been novels—including westerns, political thrillers, and psychological susp
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