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    DescriptionJan van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece" is on any art historian's list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. Since its completion in 1432, this twelve-panel oil painting has been looted in three different wars, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, censored, hidden, attacked by iconoclasts, hunted by the Nazis and Napoleon, used as a diplomatic tool, ransomed, rescued by Austrian double-agents, and stolen a total of thirteen times. In this fast-paced, real-life thriller, art historian Noah Charney unravels the stories of each of these thefts. In the process, he illuminates the whole fascinating history of art crime and the psychological, ideological, religious, political, and social motivations that have led many men to covet this one masterpiece above all others.

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    Stealing the Mystic Lamb
    The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noah Charney, Narrator John Allen Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452630335
    ISBN 10: 145263033X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: ACND, AFC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    DC22: 759.9492
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, HIS010020
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BIC subject category V2: ABK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55830
    DC22: 759.9493
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFC, ABK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDN
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6RC
    Edition statement
    Unabridged library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    14 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Noah Charney is the author of the internationally bestselling novel "The Art Thief" and the founding director of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, an international nonprofit think tank. John Allen Nelson's critically acclaimed roles on television's "24" and "Vanished" are among the highlights of his twenty-five-plus years as an actor, screenwriter, and film producer. As a narrator, he won an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his reading of "Zoo Story" by Thomas French.
    Review quote
    "Nelson's forceful delivery demands attention to every word, taking on the format of a history lecture for those wearing earphones." ---AudioFile