The Napoleon of Crime by Ben MacIntyre
The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief

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The author of Forgotten Fatherland presents an unprecedented, often hilarious life of Adam Worth, the most famous safe cracker, bank robber, and art thief of the Victorian Age and the model for Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
 

About Ben MacIntyre

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Ben Macintyre is writer-at-large and associate editor of the Times of London. He is the author of several books including Agent Zigzag, The Man Who Would Be King, The Englishman's Daughter, The Napoleon of Crime, Forgotten Fatherland, and A Spy among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal.
 
Published August 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime, Travel. Non-fiction

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An instance of this is MacIntyre's detailed description of Worth's rise through the New York underworld, and of the frightening, colourful, and at times, comical criminals working in the New York area.

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