Chasing Aphrodite The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum

ISBN-10: 0151015015

ISBN-13: 9780151015016

Edition: 2011

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Description: Chasing Aphrodite a behind-the-scenes story of the looted antiquities scandal at the J. Paul Getty Museum and an investigation of how the trade in stolen antiquities and the demands from countries like Italy and Greece to get those antiquities back.

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/24/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

JASON FELCH is an investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times. In 2006 he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for exposing the role of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other American museums in the black market for looted antiquities. His work has also been honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Education Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers, and the Society for Environmental Journalism. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife and son.

Prologue
Windfalls and Cover-ups
The Lost Bronze
A Perfect Scheme
Too Moral
Worth the Price
An Awkward Debut
The Windblown Goddess
The Cult of Persephone
The Temptation of Marion True
The Aptly Named Dr. True
The Fleischman Collection
A Home in the Greek Islands
Conforti's Men
The Getty's Latest Treasure
Follow the Polaroids
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
�After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?�
Troublesome Documents
Mountains and Molehills
Rogue Museums
The Reign of Munitz
The April Fools' Day Indictment
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
True Believers
Bright Line
Epilogue: Beyond Ownership
Acknowledgments
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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