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The Resource Lost rights : the misadventures of a stolen American relic, David Howard

Lost rights : the misadventures of a stolen American relic, David Howard

Label
Lost rights : the misadventures of a stolen American relic
Title
Lost rights
Title remainder
the misadventures of a stolen American relic
Statement of responsibility
David Howard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With ratification of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution in 1789, 14 elegantly handwritten copies were drafted, one for each of the original states and one for the federal government. Seventy-six years later, at the end of the Civil War, it is believed a soldier with Sherman's army pilfered North Carolina's copy and carried it home to Ohio. The following year it ended up in the possession of Indiana businessman Charles Shotwell, who bought it for only $5. After 134 years in the Shotwell family's possession, the document in 2000 was purchased for $200,000 by a boastful Connecticut antique collector and an ethically dubious business partner, both hoping to sell it for millions. How the parchment ended up back in North Carolina state archives is an intricate tale involving high-powered antique dealers, businessmen, historians, manuscript experts, auction houses, elite attorneys, governors of three states, the FBI, a U.S. Attorney's office, and Philadelphia's National Constitution Center
Summary
Traces the 138-year journey of an original copy of the Bill of Rights, describing how the document wended its way through the shadowy world of high-end antiquities before an FBI sting returned it to government hands
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350008
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
E480
LC item number
.H847 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the misadventures of a stolen American relic
Label
Lost rights : the misadventures of a stolen American relic, David Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [320]-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A break-in -- The natural -- The $4 treasure -- The grain man -- Best friends -- The document hunter -- The leaves of the sybil -- Strangers -- The art dealer -- The bookseller -- The buyer -- A revelation -- Time runneth not against the king -- The joy of illegitimate possession -- Nowhere fast -- The sky's the limit -- Just a regular guy -- Deception -- Special delivery -- The thump on the door -- Blow-back -- The great divide -- Another way -- Postscript
Control code
17811281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780618826070
Lccn
2009018046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn290431730
  • (OCoLC)290431730
Label
Lost rights : the misadventures of a stolen American relic, David Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [320]-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A break-in -- The natural -- The $4 treasure -- The grain man -- Best friends -- The document hunter -- The leaves of the sybil -- Strangers -- The art dealer -- The bookseller -- The buyer -- A revelation -- Time runneth not against the king -- The joy of illegitimate possession -- Nowhere fast -- The sky's the limit -- Just a regular guy -- Deception -- Special delivery -- The thump on the door -- Blow-back -- The great divide -- Another way -- Postscript
Control code
17811281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780618826070
Lccn
2009018046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn290431730
  • (OCoLC)290431730

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