Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Finds -- 8/7


My Friday Find this week is by a local author, J. North Conway. His book, King of Heists, is not my normal fare (being non-fiction) but I absolutely love stories about bank robberies. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

King of Heists is a spellbinding and unprecedented account of the greatest bank robbery in American history, which took place on October 27, 1878, when thieves broke into the Manhattan Savings Institution and stole nearly $3 million in cash and securities—around $50 million in today’s terms. Bringing the notorious Gilded Age to life in a thrilling narrative, J. North Conway tells the story of those who plotted and carried out this infamous robbery, how they did it, and how they were tracked down and captured.

What is your Friday Find?

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12 comments:

Kelly said...

Looks interesting! Heist stories can be so good!!

Mary said...

Ooh, sounds really good!

Margot said...

There is something about a bank robbery, isn't there? Totally outside my own experience and thought process, so maybe that's why I'm fascinated, too.

gautami tripathy said...

This is worth checking out!

Here is my Friday Find

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Jo-Jo said...

You are right...there is nothing like a good bank robbery...especially when it's a true story!

Crystal said...

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but this does sound really good.

violetcrush said...

I don't read a lot of non-fiction except memoirs but if something like this was a TV show on Discover I would totally watch it, so I might even enjoy the book. Who knows?

Thanks for highlighting it though.

Vivienne said...

I don't think I have ever read about a bank robbery, especially such a historic one. Sounds really interesting.

Sandra said...

Sounds like an interesting story, enjoy.

Kristen said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Mishel said...

I haven't read any heists stories before. This sounds good!

Kelly Moran said...

love your blog. i love connecting with other reviewers, readers, and writers. i'm following you now. you should visit/follow mine. i have all things books...
nice seeing you.
xo