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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of fast women and haphazard career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up a life of crime, and profiles the virtually incompetent team of crime investigators assigned to his case. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316028288
Subtitle:
A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Author:
Rubinstein, Julian
Author:
Julian Rubinstein
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thieves
Subject:
Bank robberies
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Crime-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040916
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
319

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » World History » Austria
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
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Product details 319 pages Little Brown - English 9780316028288 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of fast women and haphazard career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up a life of crime, and profiles the virtually incompetent team of crime investigators assigned to his case. 25,000 first printing.
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