By Bill Mason, Lee Gruenfeld
The terribly beautiful memoir of the extraordinary jewel thief who robbed the wealthy and the well-known whereas protecting an outwardly traditional life—an surprising and entirely precise tale, the like of which hasn't ever ahead of been instructed . . . or lived.
Bill Mason is arguably the best jewel thief who ever lived. in the course of a thirty-year occupation he charmed his method into the interior circles of excessive society and stole greater than $35 million worthy of very good jewels from such celebrities as Robert Goulet, Armand Hammer, Phyllis Diller, Bob wish, Truman Capote, Margaux Hemingway and Johnny Weissmuller—he even hit the Mafia. alongside the way in which he seduced a high-profile Midwest socialite into leaving her well known industrialist husband, approximately died after being shot in the course of a theft, tricked either Christie’s and Sotheby’s into fencing stolen items for him and used to be a fugitive for 5 years and the item of a national manhunt. but regardless of the easiest efforts of legislations enforcement professionals from numerous states in addition to the government, he spent below 3 years overall in prison.
Shadowy, elusive and extremely deepest, Mason has been the topic of many journal and newspaper good points, yet no journalist has ever come as regards to realizing the evidence. Now, in his personal phrases and without holds barred, he finds every little thing, and the genuine tale is way extra excellent than any of the journalists, detectives or FBI brokers who pursued Mason ever imagined. Confessions of a grasp Jewel Thief, expertly co-written by means of bestselling writer Lee Gruenfeld, is a distinct true-crime confessional.
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Finally, some remarks about the effects of crime on social cohesion and economic performance are appropriate. Skogan (1991) provides a list of far-reaching consequences of crime for social and economic organisations: • physical and psychological withdrawal from community life, • weakening of the informal social control processes that inhibit crime, • decline in the organisational life and mobilisation capacity of the neighbourhood, • deteriorating business conditions, • importation and domestic production of delinquency and deviance, • further dramatic changes in the composition of the population.