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The Resource The icon hunter : a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage, Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett

The icon hunter : a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage, Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett

Label
The icon hunter : a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage
Title
The icon hunter
Title remainder
a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage
Statement of responsibility
Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful memoir, Tasoula Hadjitofi reveals her perilous journey orchestrating "The Munich Case"--one of the largest European art trafficking stings since World War II. Tasoula and her Greek Cypriot family lost everything during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Hundreds of ancient Cypriot churches were destroyed, their contents looted, and all signs of her Greek Cypriot culture erased. As a refugee, she wants justice. Then fate intervenes in the form of an archbishop and a dubious art dealer in search of redemption. Even as unspeakable personal tragedy strikes, she never gives up her search knowing the special place these antiquities hold in the hearts of Orthodox Christians. These icons are not just masterpieces--they are artistic manifestations of faith and a gateway to the divine. As she navigates through the underworld of art trafficking, Tasoula believes this to be her calling, and the Archbishop of Cyprus entrusts her---an ordinary woman, wife, and mother--with the mission. In order to succeed, however, she must place her trust in an art dealer known for his double-dealing. Tasoula places everything on the line to repatriate her country's sacred treasures, unaware that treachery lies in the shadow of her success.--Adapted from jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
364.16287
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • N8795.5.H33
  • D652
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The icon hunter : a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage, Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Resurrection -- The set-up -- Here we go again -- the surprise -- Date with a devil -- Refugee -- The dance -- A sign -- Chasing truth -- Happy New Year! -- Baptism by fire -- Life and death -- What lies beneath -- The birth of an icon hunter -- On my own -- No justice -- No peace -- The road to Munich -- Not so funny business -- In the name of the Father -- The return -- Testing...one, tow -- Capturing the gold -- Lessons learned -- Power struggle -- Tactical warfare -- The devil is in the details -- Return of the refugees -- It's criminal -- Civil unrest -- Making peace -- Dealers of God -- Walk of truth -- It ain't over -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn951925861
  • (OCoLC)951925861
Label
The icon hunter : a refugee's quest to reclaim her nation's stolen heritage, Tasoula Hadjitofi with Kathy Barrett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Resurrection -- The set-up -- Here we go again -- the surprise -- Date with a devil -- Refugee -- The dance -- A sign -- Chasing truth -- Happy New Year! -- Baptism by fire -- Life and death -- What lies beneath -- The birth of an icon hunter -- On my own -- No justice -- No peace -- The road to Munich -- Not so funny business -- In the name of the Father -- The return -- Testing...one, tow -- Capturing the gold -- Lessons learned -- Power struggle -- Tactical warfare -- The devil is in the details -- Return of the refugees -- It's criminal -- Civil unrest -- Making peace -- Dealers of God -- Walk of truth -- It ain't over -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn951925861
  • (OCoLC)951925861

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