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10 books about thieves
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Category: Orphans & Foster Homes
This book was published 14 years ago by Knopf Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 20.3 hours to read.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII's Bloodiest Battles by Joseph Tachovsky
Category: Intelligence & Espionage
This book was published last year by Regnery History and takes approximately 11.3 hours to read.
Before there were Navy SEALs, before there were Green Berets, there were the 40 Thieves: the elite Scout Sniper Platoon of the Sixth Marine Regiment during World War II. Behind enemy lines on the island of Saipan—where firing a gun could mean instant discovery and death—the 40 Thieves killed in silence during the grueling battle for Saipan, the "D-Day" of the Pacific. Now Joseph Tachovsky—whose father Frank was the commanding officer of the 40 Thieves, also called "Tachovsky's Terrors"—joins with award-winning author Cynthia Kraack to transport readers back to the brutal Battle of Saipan. Built on hours of personal interviews with WWII veterans, their personal papers, letters and documentation from the National Archives, 40 Thieves on Saipan is an astonishing portrayal of elite World War II combat. It's also a rare glimpse into the lives of World War II Marines. The poorest equipped branch of the services at that time, Marines were notorious thieves. To improve their odds for victory against the Japanese, they found it necessary to improve their supply chains through “Marine Methods,” stealing. Being the elite of the Sixth Regiment, the Scout-Sniper Platoon excelled at the craft—earning them the nickname of the “40 Thieves” from their envious peers. Upon returning from a 1943 trip to the Pacific theater, Eleanor Roosevelt observed, “The Marines I have met around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marines.”
How to Catch a Clover Thief by Elise Parsley
This book was published this year by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
"When a wild boar with a passion for clover discovers a rare patch in the woods, he is determined to patiently stand guard until it blooms-but he is not the only clover enthusiast in the forest, and it takes reading a good book for him to figure out the mystery"--
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) by Rick Riordan
Category: Action & Adventure
This book was published 7 years ago by Disney-Hyperion and takes approximately 61.3 hours to read.
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Diary of an Oxygen Thief (1) (The Oxygen Thief Diaries) by Anonymous
This book was published 5 years ago by Gallery Books and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Hurt people hurt people. Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Susan Orlean
This book was published 21 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
Describes the life and times of John Laroche, a plant smuggler and orchid thief, and the eccentric world of Florida's obsessed collectors of rare plants
Break and Enter: Callahan Security Book 1 (Callahan Security Series) by Lori Matthews
This book was published last year by Wild Coyote Press and takes approximately 11.1 hours to read.
Callahan Security is on the brink of disaster. Mitch Callahan pushed his brothers to expand the family business into private security, and their first major client is a complete pain in the ass. It's no wonder the man has a target on his back, but nothing could prepare Mitch for how seductive his adversary is. Love hurts. No one knows that better than Alexandra Buchannan, so she uses her talents as a thief to equalize the scales of romantic justice. Your ex still has your favorite painting? Not for long. Alex's latest job is her biggest challenge yet. Her target just hired a new security company, and the team leader is as smart as he is sexy. Mitch knows he's jeopardizing not only this job but the future of Callahan Security. If only he didn't find Alex so damn irresistible. Soon their game of cat and mouse explodes into a million pieces. Unbeknownst to them, there's another player in the game, and his intentions are far deadlier.
Prince Martin and the Thieves: A Brave Boy, a Valiant Knight, and a Timeless Tale of Courage and Compassion (Full Color Art Edition) (Prince Martin Epic) by Brandon Hale
Category: Boys & Men
This book was published 4 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 3.1 hours to read.
Prince Martin and his loyal companion, Sir Ray, have been captured by bandits and must use kindness and compassion to stay alive.
The Thief Who Stole Heaven by Raymond Arroyo
Category: Early Readers
This book was published this year by Sophia Institute Press and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
The Holy Family is set upon by roadside thieves when Jesus is a boy. The leader of the gang is the Bad Thief; among them is a young Dismas, the Good Thief. Remembering his own mother and family, Dismas is moved with compassion and persuades the leader to let them go. While on the cross many years later, Dismas is caught in the entrancing gaze of Mother Mary from down below, and suddenly realizes that the man next to him was the captivating boy from that fateful day long ago. He asks Jesus for forgiveness. Knowing exactly who he is, Jesus forgives him and assures him of Paradise that very day.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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