"The Gardener Heist" - "Age Is Just
"The Gardner Heist" by Ulrich Boser (Smithsonian, $25.95,
260 pages) is a page turner! Engrossing, entertaining, it is a work
that takes the reader into a universe of detectives and con men, the
world of art dealers and experts. It is a carefully crafted account of
what many have called "the world's largest unsolved art theft."
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was broken
into on March 18, 1990. $500-million worth of priceless art was taken by
two men - - the biggest heist in American history. Despite a $5-million
reward and thousands of leads - - not one piece of art has ever been
Writing as an art lover and a myster writer, Boser
holds the reader's attention throughout even positing that mobster David
Turner was the man behind the whole operation. This is a book that can
easily be read in one sitting, one that you won't soon forget.
"Age Is Just A Number" by Dara Torres (Broadway,
$24.95, 227 pages) is a moving memoir put together by the Olympic
swimming gold medalist. It a recounting of how a 41-year-old mother (the
first American to ever compete in five Olympics) took three silver
medals in Beijing.
Inspirational and informative, "Age Is Just A Number"
is a work that is very likable, one that takes the reader into the heart
and mind and body of one determined personality.
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About the Authors: Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband
team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional
scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories
It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in
America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in
Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.
They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining
as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United
States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
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