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A Burglar's Guide to the City

Geoff Manaugh

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 listeners will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

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 listeners will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.
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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 listeners will never enter a bank again without imagining how to loot the vault or walk down the street without planning the perfect getaway.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Aiello

Length:

7h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:39


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:30