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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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Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief from Transylvania, a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper - and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes, a forensics officer who wore top hat and tails on the job, and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to 'Mound of Ass-Head'. BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinstein's bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible...
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subject_facet Ambrus, Attila
Bank robberies -- Hungary
Post-communism -- Hungary
Thieves -- Hungary -- Biography
title_display Ballad of the whiskey robber : a true story of bank heists, ice hockey, Transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts
title_full Ballad of the Whiskey Robber A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts
Ballad of the whiskey robber : a true story of bank heists, ice hockey, Transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts / Julian Rubinstein
title_short Ballad of the whiskey robber :
title_sub a true story of bank heists, ice hockey, Transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts
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Bank robberies
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
Post-communism
Sociology
Thieves