Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money that Made the Metropolitan Museum.
Gross follows the history of the museum from its founding 140 years ago, from a captivating behind-the-scenes perspective, revealing the process of "turning deadly sins into priceless treasure." The cast of characters include John D. Rockefeller, Jr, John Pierpont Morgan, and others less famous but just as fascinating. Artists, forgers, looters, benefactors, financial geniuses and scoundrels all take their turns on stage. 1st ed. 2009. Broadway Books, NY. Hb, dj. List 29.95. NEW. $11.00