May 14: Book Signing – The Lufthansa Heist with author Daniel Simone
Author Daniel Simone will sign copies of his book, “The Lufthansa Heist” Saturday, May 14, in the Museum book store.
The inside story from the organizer himself of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history. This full account brings the reader behind the heist memorialized in Goodfellas that has baffled law enforcement for decades. From Henry Hill himself, in the last book he worked on before his 2012 death.
On December 11th, 1978, a daring armed robbery rocked Kennedy Airport, resulting in the largest unrecovered cash haul in world history – totaling six million dollars. The perpetrators were never apprehended and thirteen people connected to the crime were murdered in homicides that, like the crime itself, remain unsolved to this day. The burglary has fascinated the public for years, dominating headlines around the globe, and became the subject of two different TV movies and a centerpiece of Martin Scorsese’s iconic gangster film Goodfellas.
One of the organizers of the sensational burglary, Henry Hill, who passed away in 2012, in collaboration with Daniel Simone, has penned an unprecedented “tell-all” about the robbery with never-before-unveiled details, particulars only known to an insider.
This infamous criminal act flared up in the national news late in 2015 when Vincent Asaro was acquitted of the heist.
Daniel Simone is a writer who has co-written autobiographies and published numerous shorter pieces on prominent figures in film, theater and fiction. He created and wrote a monthly feature for Long Island Pulse magazine called “Between the Lines” where he interviewed and profiled renowned novelists. In September of 2012, he appeared in the one-hour Biography Channel documentary “Mobsters: Jimmy the Gent Burke,” which centered on the life and career of Jimmy Burke.