Books Possession The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present by Erin L. Thompson Hardcover, 224 pages, Yale Univ Pr, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePossessionSubtitleThe Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the PresentAuthorErin L. Thompson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Erin Thompson, "America's only professor of art crime," examines antiquities collectors in this new book — the lengths to which they go, the justifications they give, and the politics around their acquisitions. Genres: Nonfiction Art & Design History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Possession NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Possession' Charts The Tangled Paths Of Art And Antiquities June 1, 2016 Art crime expert Erin Thompson digs into the dirt around antiquities in her new book — what motivates collectors, what justifications they give and the politics around their acquisitions.