Pursuing the priceless: Tales from the FBI's "Real Indiana Jones"
Robert Wittman built a twenty-year law-enforcement career that was nothing short of extraordinary. Armed with a scholar’s passion, a con man’s smile, and a daredevil’s nerves, he worked undercover to catch art thieves, forgers, and black-market traders around the world. By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman saved more than $300 million worth of cultural property such as art and antiquities. Drama, suspense and intrigue, hear the real stories behind the headlines.
THE DEVIL'S DIARY
Robert Wittman tells his first-person exciting tale of the game-changing World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, THE DEVIL’S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich. Wittman chronicles the dramatic recovery of the long-lost private diary of Alfred Rosenberg, who, as the Nazi Party’s chief ideologue, laid the philosophical foundations for the Holocaust.
THE THREE F'S OF ART CRIME
Robert Wittman founded the FBI’s National Art Crime Team and served as its Senior Investigator. In “The Three F’s of Art Crime: Frauds, Forgeries and Fakes,” audiences will hear the true stories behind the headlines of some of the largest and most outrageous frauds ever perpetrated in the art and collectible world. From the scam that almost took down the “Antiques Roadshow” to the $60 million fraud that rattled New York's most renowned gallery, audiences will take a wild ride through the investigations.