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Hardcover Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures Book

ISBN: 1582346453

ISBN13: 9781582346458

Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures

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He's a spit-and-polish Marine, a competitive boxer, a classics scholar, and an assistant DA in Manhattan. New York tabloids call him "pit bull" for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants like Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and the "baby-faced butchers" of Central Park. When Baghdad fell, Colonel Matthew Bogdanos was in southern Iraq, tracking down terrorist networks through their financing and weapons smuggling until he heard about the looting...

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Excellent book! An interesting read for anyone who wants to understand other facets of what our troops encounter while deployed. JD

Thieves of baghdad

Colonel Bogdanos is a warrior, a police officer and a historian all in one. He is the real life incarnation of Jack Ryan. "The Thieves of Baghdad" reads like a novel, however, it gives us a glimpse of the life of a true hero. If you want to know how it felt to be there, read this book. Bogdanos is what I call "Good People". Ed d'Alessandro NYPD Emergency Service Unit, Retired


truth is stranger that fiction, is also more compelling! This isn't something that might happen it did. All the usual catch frases apply a page turner, couldn't put it down apply, but the fact is that this is real it is history that is unfolding even now and it is our history in the making. It's not history we studied in books but saw on the news in a depth and reality that a 3 minute news story can't hope to reach

It is like you are there

What a great read! It reads like a first hand report and hence you feel as if you are there. Anyone who has an interest in that part of the world, and all that is going on there, should read it. Powerful and enlightening.

An Incredible Read!!!

I found this book to be absolutely riveting. I took it on a business trip, and couldn't put it down! This book gives you and up close and detailed look at the team assembled to investigate and recover antiquities stolen from the museum in Baghdad. I found it refreshing to read an account written by the head of the team, who could capably give an accurate account. Too often, authors who "weren't there" write books based solely upon the accounts of others. That certainly isn't the case here. You won't be disappointed!
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