The Boston Raphael

  • Filename: the-boston-raphael.
  • ISBN: 1567925227
  • Release Date: 2014-10-01
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: Belinda Rathbone
  • Publisher: David R Godine Pub

The riveting story of a museum director caught in a web of local and international intrigue while secretly pursuing a forgotten Renaissance painting-the Boston Raphael. On the eve of its centennial celebrations in 1969, the Boston MFA announced the acquisition of an unknown and uncatalogued painting attributed to Raphael. Boston's coup made headlines around the world. Soon, an Italian art sleuth began investigating the painting's export from Italy, challenging the museum's ownership. Simultaneously, experts on both sides of the Atlantic lined up to debate its very authenticity. The museums charismatic director, Perry T. Rathbone, faced the most challenging crossroads of his career. The Boston Raphael was a media sensation in its time, but the full story of the forces that converged on the museum and how they intersected with the challenges of the Sixties is now revealed in full detail by the director's daughter.

The Spirit of 74

  • Filename: the-spirit-of-74.
  • ISBN: 9781620971277
  • Release Date: 2015-08-25
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: New Press, The

Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and “the shot heard ’round the world,” but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of '74 fills in this gap in our nation’s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea Party, Parliament not only shut down a port but also revoked the sacred Massachusetts charter. Completely disenfranchised, citizens rose up as a body and cast off British rule everywhere except in Boston, where British forces were stationed. A “Spirit of ’74” initiated the American Revolution, much as the better-known “Spirit of ’76” sparked independence. Redcoats marched on Lexington and Concord to take back a lost province, but they encountered Massachusetts militiamen who had trained for months to protect the revolution they had already made. The Spirit of ’74 places our founding moment in a rich and new historical context, both changing and deepening its meaning for all Americans.

The First American Revolution

  • Filename: the-first-american-revolution.
  • ISBN: 9781595587343
  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: The New Press

According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with “the shot heard round the world.” Now in paperback, Ray Raphael’s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people’s historian to tell a surprising new story of America’s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local people—men and women of common means but of uncommon courage—overturned British authority and declared themselves free from colonial oppression, with acts of rebellion that long predated the Boston Tea Party. In rural towns such as Worcester, Massachusetts, democracy set down roots well before the Boston patriots made their moves in the fight for independence. Richly documented, The First American Revolution recaptures in vivid detail the grassroots activism that drove events in the years leading up to the break from Britain.

Law Ethics and the Visual Arts

  • Filename: law-ethics-and-the-visual-arts.
  • ISBN: 9789041125170
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 1324
  • Author: John Henry Merryman
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International

This book describes the collisions between the art world and the law, with a critical eye through a combination of primary source materials, excerpts from professional and art journals, and extensive textual notes. Topics analysed include + the fate of works of art in wartime, + the international trade in stolen and illegally exported cultural property, + artistic freedom, + censorship and state support for art and artists, + copyright, + droit moral and droit de suite, + the artist's professional life and death, + collectors in the art market, + income and estate taxation, + charitable donations and works of art, and + art museums and their collections. The authors are recognised experts in the field who have defined the canon in many aspects of art law.

Founding Myths

  • Filename: founding-myths.
  • ISBN: 9781595585714
  • Release Date: 2013-12-13
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: The New Press

With wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of America’s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere’s famous ride to Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech. Exploring the dynamic intersection between history-making and story-making, award-winning author and historian Ray Raphael shows how these fictions--conceived in the narrowly nationalistic politics of the nineteenth century--undermine our democratic ideals.

A People s History of the American Revolution

  • Filename: a-people-s-history-of-the-american-revolution.
  • ISBN: 9780060004408
  • Release Date: 2002-06-18
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Ray Raphael
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

A sweeping narrative of the wartime experience, A People's History of the American Revolution is the first book to view the revolution through the eyes of common folk. Their stories have long been overlooked in the mythic telling of America's founding, but are crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the fight for independence. Now, the experiences of farmers, laborers, rank and file soldiers, women, Native Americans, and African Americans -- found in diaries, letters, memoirs and other long-ignored primary sources -- create a gritty account of rebellion, filled with ideals and outrage, loss, sacrifice, and sometimes scurrilous acts...but always ringing with truth.

Maximum Harm

  • Filename: maximum-harm.
  • ISBN: 9781512600728
  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Michele R. McPhee
  • Publisher: University Press of New England

In Maximum Harm, veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. She examines the bombers' roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States - a deepening antagonism that would prompt federal prosecutors to dub Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "America's worst nightmare." The difficulties faced by the Tsarnaev family of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are part of the public record. Circumstances less widely known are the FBI's recruitment of the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a "mosque crawler" to inform on radical separatists here and in Chechnya; the tracking down and killing of radical Islamic separatists during the six months he spent in Russia - travel that raised eyebrows, since he was on several terrorist watchlists; the FBI's botched deals and broken promises with regard to his immigration; and the disenchantment, rage, and growing radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, along with their mother, sisters, and Tamerlan's wife, Katherine. Maximum Harm is also a compelling examination of the Tsarnaev brothers' movements in the days leading up to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, the subsequent investigation, the Tsarnaevs' murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, the high-speed chase and shootout that killed Tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured Dzhokhar, hiding in a Watertown backyard. McPhee untangles the many threads of circumstance, coincidence, collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadliest attack on the city of Boston to date.

Master Thieves

  • Filename: master-thieves.
  • ISBN: 9781610394246
  • Release Date: 2015-03-10
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Stephen Kurkjian
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs

In a secret meeting in 1981, a master thief named Louis Royce gave career gangster Ralph Rossetti the tip of a lifetime. As a kid, Royce had visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and made a habit of sneaking in at night to find a good place to sleep. He knew the Museum's security was lax, and he gave this information to a boss of the Boston criminal underworld. It took years before the Museum was hit. But when it finally happened, it quickly became one of the most infamous art heists in history: 13 works of art valued at up to 500 million—including Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee." The identity of the thieves were a mystery, the paintings were never found. What happened in those intervening years? Which Boston crew landed the big score? And why, more than 20 years later, did the FBI issue a press conference stating that they knew who had pulled off the heist and what had happened to the artwork, but provided no identities and scant details? These mysteries are the story of Kurkjian's revealing book. The best and longest-tenured reporter on this case, and one of the most decorated investigative reporters in America, Kurkjian will reveal the identities of this who plotted the heist, the motive for the crime, and the details that the FBI refused to reveal. He will take the reader deep into the Boston mob, and paint the most complete and compelling picture of this story ever told.

Listening to Olivia

  • Filename: listening-to-olivia.
  • ISBN: 1555535968
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Jody Raphael
  • Publisher: UPNE

The harrowing story of a woman s descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an expose of the global trafficking industry."

Revolutionary Founders

  • Filename: revolutionary-founders.
  • ISBN: 9780307596833
  • Release Date: 2011-04-19
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Alfred F. Young
  • Publisher: Vintage

In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers. While the Founding Fathers advocated a break from Britain and espoused ideals of republican government, none proposed significant changes to the fabric of colonial society. As privileged and propertied white males, they did not seek a revolution in the modern sense; instead, they tried to maintain the underlying social structure and political system that enabled men of wealth to rule. They firmly opposed social equality and feared popular democracy as a form of “levelling.” Yet during this “revolutionary” period some people did believe that “liberty” meant “liberty for all” and that “equality” should be applied to political, economic, and religious spheres. Here are the stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with our own values today. This volume helps us to understand the social conflicts unleashed by the struggle for independence, the Revolution’s achievements, and the unfinished agenda it left for future generations to confront. From the Hardcover edition.

Rogues in the Gallery

  • Filename: rogues-in-the-gallery.
  • ISBN: 9780917990823
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Hugh McLeave
  • Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC

""Rogues in the Gallery" exposes it all: the cozy insurance ransom racket, the professional gangs of art thieves, the specialists, the connections with the international drug racket and the Mafia. Hugh McLeave has researched the whys and wherefores of the question for years, drawing on resources available to him through agencies such as Interpol, the FBI, the French S ret, and Scotland Yard. "Rogues in the Gallery" is a lively and informed account of the causes and limited cures of this epidemic. It charts the classic outbreaks, portrays the rich gallery of protagonists, and defines what means there are to combat the disease. But even with sophisticated computers and Interpol, the total elimination of art theft is unlikely. As long as auction prices continue to rise and inflation devalues savings, the theft of precious objects will flourish. The lure of easy money is at the root. This is a serious book on an urgent problem, especially for those who collect art. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit "


  • Filename: raphael.
  • ISBN: 0300040520
  • Release Date: 1987-07-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Roger Jones
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

Traces the life and career of the great Renaissance artist, provides a thorough historical background, and discusses the nature of Raphael's genius.

Recueil des cours 243

  • Filename: recueil-des-cours-243.
  • ISBN: 0792332830
  • Release Date: 1994-11-30
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Academie De Droit International de la Haye
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the "Collected Courses of the" "Hague Academy of International Law." This volume contains: International Art Trade and the Law by K. SIEHR, Professor at the University of Zurich. La cooperation transfrontaliere regionale et locale, par M. BERNAD y ALVAREZ DE EULATE, professeur a l'Universite de Saragosse. To access the abstract texts for this volume please click here

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