The ransom of Russian art

by John McPhee

Paper Book, 1994





New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Whicker
McPhee assumes the reader will have a working knowledge of Russian art and artists. Interesting but a bit to list-like in certain passages. Does not go into detail on the actual smuggling of art, a result of the subject's (Norton Dodge) unwillingness to reveal details.
LibraryThing member mbach
A book about my former boss, Norton Dodge, and his furitive efforts to smuggle art out of the former Soviet Union. There isn't a great deal of details about how the art was removed, as Norton has not reveled his methods, but there is a charming story about Norton and his efforts to preserve the art that the Soviets deemed unworthy.… (more)


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