A Burglar S Guide To The City

Author: Geoff Manaugh
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9780374710286
Size: 18.94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the L.A.P.D. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists-both spectacular and absurd-A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

A Burglar S Guide To The City

Author: Geoff Manaugh
Publisher: Signal
ISBN: 9780771059148
Size: 13.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building transforms when seen through the eyes of someone hoping to break into it. Studying architecture the way a burglar would, Geoff Manaugh takes readers through walls, down elevator shafts, into panic rooms, up to the buried vaults of banks, and out across the rooftops of an unsuspecting city. With the help of FBI Special Agents, reformed bank robbers, private security consultants, the LAPD. Air Support Division, and architects past and present, the book dissects the built environment from both sides of the law. Whether picking padlocks or climbing the walls of high-rise apartments, finding gaps in a museum's surveillance routine or discussing home invasions in ancient Rome, A Burglar's Guide to the City has the tools, the tales, and the x-ray vision you need to see architecture as nothing more than an obstacle that can be outwitted and undercut. Full of real-life heists--both spectacular and absurd--A Burglar's Guide to the City ensures that readers will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Superthief

Author: Rick Porrello
Publisher: Next Hat Press
ISBN: 9780966250855
Size: 12.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Superthief is a captivating first-hand look at the life of Phil Christopher, a career criminal, Mafia associate, and one of the most successful bank burglars in the United States. In a raw and candid accounting, Rick Porrello takes his readers inside Phil's brutal street world and prison life and exposes the details behind the planning and execution of the daring and record-setting 1972 United California Bank burglary in Orange County, California.

Confessions Of A Master Jewel Thief

Author: Bill Mason
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 1588361950
Size: 15.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The extraordinarily captivating memoir of the remarkable jewel thief who robbed the rich and the famous while maintaining an outwardly conventional life—an astonishing and completely true story, the like of which has never before been told . . . or lived. Bill Mason is arguably the greatest jewel thief who ever lived. During a thirty-year career he charmed his way into the inner circles of high society and stole more than $35 million worth of fabulous jewels from such celebrities as Robert Goulet, Armand Hammer, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Truman Capote, Margaux Hemingway and Johnny Weissmuller—he even hit the Mafia. Along the way he seduced a high-profile Midwest socialite into leaving her prominent industrialist husband, nearly died after being shot during a robbery, tricked both Christie’s and Sotheby’s into fencing stolen goods for him and was a fugitive for five years and the object of a nationwide manhunt. Yet despite the best efforts of law enforcement authorities from several states as well as the federal government, he spent less than three years total in prison. Shadowy, elusive and intensely private, Mason has been the subject of many magazine and newspaper features, but no journalist has ever come close to knowing the facts. Now, in his own words and with no holds barred, he reveals everything, and the real story is far more incredible than any of the reporters, detectives or FBI agents who pursued Mason ever imagined. Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, expertly co-written by bestselling author Lee Gruenfeld, is a unique true-crime confessional. From the Hardcover edition.

The Right Way To Do Wrong

Author: Harry Houdini
Publisher: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 1612191665
Size: 20.86 MB
Format: PDF
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With Harry Houdini, things are not always as they seem. Part exposé, part instruction manual, The Right Way To Do Wrong features history's most famous illusionist revealing the methods of deception involved in everything from burglary, to pickpocketing, to swindles, forgeries and tricks. Along the way, he also debunks the secrets of his own and other conjurer's tricks, as well as the secrets of sideshow circus acts. Houdini was as clever and nimble a writer as he was a magician, making this book the ultimate anti-etiquette guide.

All The President S Men

Author: Carl Bernstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684863559
Size: 18.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The two Washington Post reporters present the inside story of their inquiry into the persons involved in the Watergate scandal

Defeating Burglar Alarms How They Work And How Burglars Bypass Them

Author: E. S. S. E. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984284435
Size: 16.32 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This handbook is intended to be used as a sensor selection reference during the design and planning of perimeter security systems. ... Section one includes an overview of a dozen factors to be considered prior to selecting a suite of perimeter detection sensors. Section two consists of a description of each of the 28 detection sensor technologies ... including operating principles, sensor types/configurations, applications and considerations, and typical defeat measures--P. [1-1].