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Thieves of Baghdad - One Marine’s Passion for Ancient Civilizations and

Matthew Bogdanos

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One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures. A blend of treasure hunt, police procedural, war-time thriller, and exposé of the international black-market in stolen art, told in the voice of a truly remarkable man: a soldier, a father, and a scholar. The New York tabloids call him 'the pit bull' for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants. He's an assistant D.A., a spit-and-polish Marine, a trigger-puller on counter-terrorist missions to Afghanistan, a competitive boxer-and a dedicated classics scholar. So when Matthew Bogdanos discovered that the Iraq National Museum had been looted during the battle of Baghdad, he immediately embarked on a mission to recover the stolen antiquities. Accompanied by a select group of men, Bogdanos set off across the desert without official sanction, risking his career and his life in pursuit of this priceless international treasure. THIEVES OF BAGHDAD immerses the listener into the rich culture, the colorful characters, the double-dealing, and the derring-do, to sort out once and for all what actually happened during the chaos of the Baghdad invasion, exactly how the thefts took place, and how the most notable objects were retrieved. We hear Bogdanos and his team going on raids and negotiating recoveries, blowing open safes, and mingling in the marketplaces-often encountering an assortment of rogues and villains. He gradually earns the trust of Iraqis eager to preserve their cultural heritage-and then stuns the world by unearthing the most sensational treasure of all, The Gold of Nimrud over 1,000 pieces of gold jewelry, precious stones, and ornaments often called "Iraq's Crown Jewels."

Language:

English

Length:

6h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:06


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:49