Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein
A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

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Part Pink Panther, part Unbearable Lightness of Being, part Slap Shot, this uproariously funny, exuberantly praised book tells the story of Attila Ambrus, a professional hockey goalkeeper (possibly the worst in the sports history), gravedigger, roulette addict, whiskey drinker (with a fondness for women in leopard-skin hot pants), and native of Transylvania who became Hungarys celebrated gentlemen thief, the most charming outlaw-hero since the Sundance Kid.

About Julian Rubinstein

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Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Details, Outside, and other publications. Raised in Denver, he lives in New York City. This is his first book.
Published September 13, 2005 by Back Bay Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Julian Rubinstein wraps the story of Attila Ambrus, a thief became a national hero in post-Communist Hungary, into an entertaining and fairly tidy narrative.

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Jesse Berrett NY Times Book Review 3.5 of 5 Stars "With a keen eye for the ridiculous, fearlessly high-speed prose and an extraordinary wealth of reported detail, Rubinstein conducts the affair like an unusually thoughtful carnival barker.

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