A License to Steal by Walter T. Shaw audiobook

A License to Steal

By Walter T. Shaw , with Mary Jane Robinson
Foreword by Frank Vincent
Read by Joe Barrett

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
7.07 Hours Unabridged
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As early as the 1940s, Walter L. Shaw was thinking of speakerphones, conference calls, and call forwarding. Of the thirty-nine patents to his credit, those three telephonic breakthroughs were his biggest inventions, yet nobody knows his name. Ahead of the world by decades, Shaw spent a lifetime inventing and patenting the many means of communication we take for granted, but he was repeatedly cheated by shrewd businessmen and big corporations. His son, Walter T. Shaw, was enraged by the ill treatment of his father and embraced a personal mission to even the score. Shaw Jr. became one of the most prolific jewel thieves in US history, while Shaw Sr., in order to make ends meet for his family, was persuaded to put his brilliance to work for the mob.

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Summary

Summary

As early as the 1940s, Walter L. Shaw was thinking of speakerphones, conference calls, and call forwarding. Of the thirty-nine patents to his credit, those three telephonic breakthroughs were his biggest inventions, yet nobody knows his name. Ahead of the world by decades, Shaw spent a lifetime inventing and patenting the many means of communication we take for granted, but he was repeatedly cheated by shrewd businessmen and big corporations.

His son, Walter T. Shaw, was enraged by the ill treatment of his father and embraced a personal mission to even the score. Shaw Jr. became one of the most prolific jewel thieves in US history, while Shaw Sr., in order to make ends meet for his family, was persuaded to put his brilliance to work for the mob.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An unbelievable journey full of love, fear, violence, hate, and redemption.” Frank Vincent, author and actor
“Joe Barrett does a good wise-guy impression, telling the story of Walter T. Shaw, an unrepentant jewel thief and mobster.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Walter T. Shaw Jr.

Author Bio: Walter T. Shaw Jr.

Walter T. Shaw, Jr., started his crime career as a bagman for the mafia and graduated to master jewel thief. He is now reformed and wrote A License to Steal about his father as an act of redemption.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English